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ICAEW champions volunteering

by Kristina Kopic

3 months ago by Fraser Duckworth

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

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

by Dale Archer

about 1 year ago 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 Hollie Foundation...

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Be inspired to volunteer this summer!

by ICAEW Volunteers

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

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 annuall...

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Engaging sessions and first-time showcases at the ICAEW Charity Conference 2019

by Gillian McKay

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

Gillian McKay, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector ICAEW, shares her thoughts and feedback on the recent ICAEW Charity Conference. ICAEW held its 2019 annual charities conference on 28 June, I hope you were able to attend and enjoyed the day. For me it is always a great opportunity to meet so many members working in the sector, hear their concerns, and to share information regarding the techni...

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Celebrating the 35th Annual Volunteers Week!

by Lynn Cadman

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

This year, Volunteers Week (1-7 June) celebrated the 35th anniversary of this annual campaign to recognise, celebrate and thank volunteers. It is co-ordinated by NCVO (the National Council of Voluntary Organisations) which is itself commemorating its centenary this year. During the week hundreds of events take place to thank volunteers and raise awareness of the huge array of volunteering oppor...

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Use your skills to volunteer – and take a step up the career ladder along the way

by Dale Archer

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

As we celebrate Volunteers Week 2019, we talked to Vanessa Johnson at Governors for Schools about how skills-based volunteering can be good for your career and your community. Becoming a school governor can lead to a better future for you, your career and the young people in your area. You’ll develop new skills, build your network and gain board-level experience - all while giving back to your ...

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London Plus, championing civil society

by Margaret Cooney

over 1 year ago by

London Plus is the ‘hub’ body for the capital’s 120,000 plus voluntary and community organisations that form part of civil society in London. We arrived at an interesting time for civil society as the boundaries between the state, voluntary, private and public sectors in supporting civil society have become more blurred. London Plus also emerged out of a shared consensus that although social ac...

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Make volunteering your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

by Poppy Bragg

almost 2 years ago by Poppy Bragg

Here are nine reasons why volunteering is the New Year’s Resolution to make (and keep) in 2019. 1. You can contribute to a cause that you care about “The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.” – Ivan Scheier Whether your chosen cause relates to supporting education, health, sports or art...

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Stay well in the festive period

by Jayne Hill, CABA

almost 2 years ago by Poppy Bragg

Jayne Hill of CABA writes about how to stay well during the festive period and highlights how volunteering can help with your mental health. Whatever you have planned for the festive season, there’s no doubt that this can be a busy time of year. It’s important to take extra care of your emotional and physical wellbeing so here are some tips from the experts at CABA for staying well through the ...

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