In an increasingly competitive marketplace, fundraising may benefit from more organisations joining forces.
With more than 160,000 charities, the UK has the most established voluntary sector in the world. However, according to the Charities Aid Foundation, there are just 14 main causes to which the public donates. Admittedly, a significant proportion of registered charities are not “charities” as the public would recognise them.
Lack of foresight, broken promises, unavoidable circumstances, insufficient financial forecasting, unexpected expenses... whatever the reasons, insolvency leading to charity closure is painful and hard to accept.
For most charities, the biggest concern is always for its service users, followed by the staff but do the Trustees know their responsibilities and liabilities?
Caroline Clark, an experienced Insolvency practitioner and long-standing Trust volunteer provides her...
There was definitely no time for April foolery at the Glasgow Robertson Trust offices on the 1st April 2016. Representatives from 21 Scottish charities had devoted valuable time at the end of their working week to learn more about how they and their Boards could together, secure and improve service provision.
There were no practical jokes or hoaxes, there was no need for icebreakers or introductions, all delegates got actively involved in meeting each other, debating and discussing...
For the last 25 years Gift Aid has been one of the largest sources of “free” income for the charity sector. This tax year HMRC will refund over £1,200 million to charities and other voluntary organisations, a figure that has been growing pretty consistently over time at above inflation rates. That £1,200m is the basic rate income tax that had been paid by generous donors before they made their...
We’re working on our business plan at The Cranfield Trust, and this year alone we have started 67 pro bono strategic and business planning projects for small and medium charities, thanks to our volunteer consultants.
As charities become an increasingly important part of our society, we need more volunteers to support and strengthen them. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for all that they do for charities and are asking your support in finding more amazing people to join us in 2015!