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Skills-based volunteering with Cranfield Trust

by Marie Langan, Project Manager at Cranfield Trust

Cranfield Trust was founded in 1989 to provide pro bono management consultancy to UK charities using volunteers from the business community. Originally, this consisted of support with business plans, however there are now many ways to volunteer, especially for ICAEW members who have a wide range of transferable skills. Here are three examples of ICAEW members supporting charities during 2020, a...

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Make giving back your New Year’s Resolution

by Kristina Kopic

Now more than ever, volunteers are needed to support the charity sector through the challenging times ahead. Charities have seen their income from trading and community fundraising fall sharply during the coronavirus crisis and need help to balance their reduced resources with increased demand in the coming months. How can you help? There are many ways in which chartered accountants can make a ...

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Join the Volunteering Community

by Kristina Kopic

Charities are an intrinsic and highly valued part of British society and culture but without trustees they could not exist. The role of a charity trustee can be challenging and also incredibly rewarding, giving you the opportunity to enhance your skills, explore new environments, and help promote your own well-being - all whilst serving a cause that aims to make the world better for others. Thi...

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Support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign

by Kristina Kopic

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, charities have seen their income drop while their services are #NeverMoreNeeded.  Non-profits have rallied to help their communities, and millions have volunteered for charities, mutual aid groups and the NHS to do their bit for those that for those that are most vulnerable. Charities and volunteers have provided invaluable support to their communiti...

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ICAEW champions volunteering

by Kristina Kopic

At ICAEW, we celebrate volunteering and encourage our members to offer their skills and time to charities, especially now that good financial management skills can make all the difference to a charity that has suffered significant loss of income over the last months. Accountants who volunteer as trustees can help charities by asking the right questions about the charity’s finances, business mod...

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Have some digital downtime and volunteer instead

by Dale Archer

CABAs help sheet on healthier ways to use technology talks about how gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and laptops have made many aspects of our lives easier, but they also come with undeniable disadvantages, especially where health is concerned. According to the College of Optometrists, people spend nearly 50 hours a week looking at computer screens. This has been linked to what some expert...

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Being a voluntary board member – it’s a two-way street!

by Dale Archer

In our second blog of Trustees Week, we celebrate more great work of ICAEW staff in voluntary board roles. Charity trustees and voluntary board members come from all walks of life. What can you do to make a difference today?   Darren Paterson works in professional standards and is a voluntary board member with Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association.  Darren, why did you become a board membe...

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“I would not change being a trustee for the world”

by Dale Archer

Happy Trustees Week 2019! To celebrate this annual event we’re showcasing the great work that ICAEW staff do as trustees – read on to be inspired about how you can also make a difference. Helen Carter is Legal Policy and Compliance Manager at ICAEW and a trustee of Niemann Pick UK (registered charity number 1144406).                 Diane Waller is Committee Administrator and a trustee of the H...

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Hear what users had to say about ICAEW’S online Trustee Training Modules

by Dale Archer

ICAEW’s online Trustee Training Modules have been produced to help trustees feel confident in their role. We caught up with a couple of people who have completed the modules to find out what they thought.   Martin Bostock was Chair of Young Citizens until March this year. Sherv Cheung is Senior Audit Assistant in the Internal Audit team at the Donkey Sanctuary.     What was your overall impress...

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Be inspired to volunteer this summer!

by ICAEW Volunteers

Take our quiz below on voluntary sector stats …and be inspired to give some of your time for others during the summer break.   The start of the summer saw the publication of two useful sets of data about volunteering and the voluntary sector: the Community Life Survey (carried out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; and the NCVO Almanac 2019. The former is carried out annua...

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