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Legacy income increases for fourth quarter running
Year-on-year charity income from legacies has increased for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to latest figures from Legacy Foresight, which tracks the legacy market.Learn more
Minister for Civil Society hears from small trusts and foundations at DSC roundtable
The latest DSC roundtable involving the Minister for Civil Society and 16 representatives from small trusts touched on the Charity Commission, small trust small charity relationship, funding core costs and more.Learn more
Changes to Charity Accounting
For some time now we have had a stable reporting and accounting regime, with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities last issued in 2005. There is no fixed review timetable for the charity SORP, but it has to be reviewed when there is a change in general accounting standards.Learn more
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Voluntary sector training courses and publications
This invaluable guide now includes details of 550 companies in the UK that give a combined total of over £622 million in community support to voluntary and community organisations. The book: - Explains the different types of company, their corporate social responsibility policies, levels of giving (cash and in-kind). Also examplesLearn more
Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) are a fundamentally new legal form and are set to become the structure of choice for many new voluntary organisations that have charitable aims. Although CIOs have been legal entities in Scotland since 2011 (SCIOs), this timely book is the first to focus exclusively on thisLearn more
'How to' Raise Money From Legacies
THis 1-day course is a beginnersí guide to legacy fundraising and the different types of legacy programme possible for your organisation. This course is perfect if you need to know how to start fundraising effectively from legacies.