Collecting Gift Aid on donated sale items. Is it the same principle as for charity shops?

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Gift Aid

Meet our Expert Tony Austin – Chartered Accountant Tony is an accountant who has been involved with the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. He was previously National Charity Tax Partner with a major firm of accountants and now works as an independent tax consultant, advising charities and donors on tax issues. He also writes and lectures … Continued

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How can a charity remove a name from their bank account…?

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Financial Governance Legal Management

Meet our Expert Ben Clossick Thomson – Barrister Ben is a barrister specialising in intellectual property and commercial litigation at Arnold & Porter.  In addition to advising on copyright, trade mark, design, patents and breach of confidence matters, Ben regularly assists charities in resolving legal disputes.       “How can a charity remove a … Continued

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What is the final word on the benefits of a CIO?

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Governance Legal

Meet our Expert Lucy Johnson-Cameron – Associate at Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP Lucy is a solicitor specialising in corporate transactions at Arnold & Porter. Lucy advises clients on a wide range of transactions including public and private M&A, capital markets, venture capital investments and corporate restructurings.       “I am setting up a charity, and am … Continued

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Why is it important to determine if someone is a volunteer or an employee/worker?

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Legal Management

Meet our Expert Louise Strom – Associate at Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP Louise is an Associate at Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP. Her background is in dispute resolution, and she now specialises in regulatory and contentious life science matters. She maintains an active pro bono practice and has advised several charities and NGOs on wide … Continued

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Can we change our year end date?

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Financial Governance

Meet our Expert Andy Rich – Partner, HW Fisher Andy Rich heads up the HW Fisher’s not-for-profit group, specialising on the charity side, acting for an array of voluntary organisations. He has a comprehensive understanding of the wide range of issues concerned around charity accounts. Additionally, Andy also has a significant portfolio of commercial clients operating in … Continued

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As a fundraiser, how can I bring up the question of legacies?

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Fundraising

Meet our Expert Ilana Jackman – Senior Consultant, Mira Kelly Fundraising Consultants Ilana joined Mira Kelly, a strategic fundraising consultancy, in 2013. Prior to that, as a fundraiser, Ilana has raised in excess of £20m during her career across small to large organisations, including The NSPCC and Jewish Care. She has in-depth senior experience across fundraising markets … Continued

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Do you have any advice on getting a charity credit card?

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Financial

Meet our Expert Nick Kavanagh- Charity Finance Specialist  Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has worked in finance in international aid with 12 years for each Oxfam and Save the Children. Nick currently works for Friendship Works, lectures in Charity Finance and Investment at … Continued

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Do all committee members have the same authority in a vote?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Leon Ward – Trustee of Plan UK, Ambassador for Young Charity Trustees Leon Ward is a 22-year-old law graduate. He is currently a Trustee of Plan UK and a delegate to Plan International’s global governing assembly. His experience includes work with government, charities and international organisations. He is an Ambassador for ‘Young Charity Trustees’ … Continued

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Is there any way that we can achieve a high return on an investment without huge risk?

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Financial

Meet our Expert Nandu Patel – A Managing Director in Rothschild Wealth Management and Head of Charities Nandu has more than 27 years’ experience in financial services. Nandu joined Rothschild in 2010 to develop its charity business. Nandu founded and remains a trustee of a grant making UK registered charity focused on education, health and relief of poverty … Continued

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As a fundraiser, do you have any tips on how to network effectively at events?

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Fundraising Practical

Meet our Expert Debbie Hockman – Co-Founder and Director, The I Am Group Debbie is the Co-Founder and Director of the The I Am Group, set up in 2012 to bring together those working in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits to learn, share knowledge, make meaningful connections and find jobs! She has an extensive career in … Continued

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