How should we go about converting our charity’s status to become a new CIO?

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Governance Legal

Meet our Expert Reema Mathur – Associate, Charity & Social Enterprise Team Stone King LLP Reema is an associate in the Charity and Education team, acting for a wide variety of charity and not-for-profit clients. In her spare time, Reema is trustee of a charity that supports women and their children experiencing domestic violence. She … Continued

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Is it possible to offset the tax on donated amounts from a commercial company?

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Financial Tax

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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Can I claim the value of donated charity concert tickets against income tax?

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Donor Legal Tax

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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What should a charity look for when assessing different bank accounts?

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Financial Management

Meet our Expert Carolyn Sims – Head of Banking, Charity Bank  Carolyn is head of banking for Charity Bank. She previously worked in the City for a European Bank where she provided finance for affordable housing projects mainly. She is committed to supporting third sector organisations and the work that they do and consequently is … Continued

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Do you have any advice on ways in which charities self-fund to cover core costs?

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Core costs Financial Fundraising

Meet our Expert Laura Smith – Sustainable Fundraising Manager, NCVO  Laura joined NCVO in 2009 to manage the Sustainable Funding programme. She manages relationships with sector experts and private sector partners to create NCVO’s training and direct support on funding and finance, including specialist training on trading, tendering and marketing, and our popular Sustainable Funding Conference. … Continued

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Can you advise us about where ownership lines should be drawn with website design?

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Legal

Meet our Expert Ben Evans – Solicitor Ben is a solicitor specialising in intellectual property matters at Blake Lapthorn, a leading full service firm in the South East of England. Ben advises clients on trade mark clearance searching, brand strategy and world-wide trade mark prosecutions as well as dealing with a range of intellectual property disputes including … Continued

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Is it possible to claim Gift Aid on the profits from items sold in a charity shop?

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Fundraising Gift Aid

Meet our Expert Lizzie Jones – Associate, Farrer & Co Lizzie joined Farrer & Co as a solicitor in 2007, after training at Baker & McKenzie. Lizzie advises sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business … Continued

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How do we allow guests to claim Gift Aid on their ticket price for a charity event?

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Financial Fundraising Gift Aid Legal

Meet our Expert Lizzie Jones – Associate, Farrer & Co Lizzie joined Farrer & Co as a solicitor in 2007, after training at Baker & McKenzie. Lizzie advises sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business … Continued

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Is it acceptable to take this discount as it is a conflict of interest?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Jonathan Burchfield – Partner, Stone King LLP Jonathan advises charities on all aspects of charity law and practice, and on their corporate governance. He is a regular speaker and writer on charity law matters. He was ranked as one of the top 5 Leading Lawyers amongst Charity & Philanthropy advisers by Citywealth … Continued

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We are recruiting but finding it difficult- how can we identify the best people?

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Practical Recruitment

Meet our Expert James Reed- Chairman, REED In 1991 James joined REED, the recruitment specialist, which was founded by his father Sir Alec Reed in 1960. James became Chief Executive in 1997 and was appointed Chairman in 2004. The company has grown significantly over the last 50 years and now spans Europe, the Middle East and … Continued

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