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Whether you're just starting out as a trustee, or already have experience leading a charity, our resources can help you to secure a successful future for your organisation.

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Six characteristics of a resilient charity

What does a resilient charity look like? The CAF Resilience programme has noticed six characteristics that show an organisation has the potential to be resilient.
CAF Proud Sponsor of the Charity Awards 2019

Enter the Charity Awards 2019

Entry deadline: 22 February. Once again we're delighted to support the Charity Awards in 2019. They're a great opportunity for you to showcase the brilliant work your charity does.

GUIDES AND TOOLS

From charity fundraising to financing the future, our tools, guides and webinars can help you to lead a resilient and effective organisation.

Young trustee guide

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Encouraging young trustees

Only 2% of charities currently have a young trustee. We created this Young Trustee Guide to try and address this trend.

Get the Young Trustee guide
Fundraising Fundamentals

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Fundraising Fundamentals

Our new four-part guide will help you put the foundations in place for an effective fundraising strategy.

Explore the guide
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INVESTMENTS

Investments

Whether you’re new to investing or you’ve been investing for years, our resources can help you understand charity investing.

Visit the investment knowledge centre
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Financing the future

Everything you need to know about repayable finance and how charities are using this form of funding to reach their goals.

Download our handy guide
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Planning a building project?

A guide to the legal issues of procuring building projects, co-produced with award-winning law firm, Brachers.

Download the guide

CHARITY SECTOR INSIGHT

We've curated insights from across the charitable sector to help you keep your eye on the bigger picture.

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What small charities mean to people

We surveyed the British public to explore perceptions of small charities and their impact on society.

Read the research findings
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WEBINARS

Philanthropy webinar series

Hear expert speakers debating topical issues in the charity sector, from direct cash giving to the refugee crisis.

Listen to our webinars
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UK Giving

Discover insight into donor behaviour, key issues affecting charities and responses to significant UK events.

Visit our UK Giving hub
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Machine-made goods: charities, philanthropy and artificial intelligence

Our report discusses the profound implications Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have for civil society and the work of charities.

Read the report online
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Nudging insights

CAF worked with the Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insights Team to test ways of increasing charity donations.

See the results of the five trials
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Brexit and its impact on charitable causes

Following the vote to leave the EU, we look into its effect on UK giving to charities.

Read the report

NEWS AND VIEWS

Keep up-to-date with the changing world of the charitable sector with articles and blog posts from our in-house experts.

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Building trust with funders

Steph Taylor met with three smaller charities to explore what it takes to build trust between funders and the charities they support.

Read what they found
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Income diversification

In this blog, Steph Taylor shares the key things boards should consider if they want to progress towards a more sustainable future.

Read Steph's blog
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Small charity leaders

Beth Clarke examines the role of a small charity leader and calls for more support to be given to them.

Read Beth's blog
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The Giving Thought podcast

A bi-weekly exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society.

Listen to our podcasts
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Governance reviews

Our strategic consultancy team highlight three potential governance pitfalls that charity boards should avoid.

Read our good governance tips
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Investment governance

Having robust governance for your investments means that you can feel confident that you’re doing the right thing for your charity.

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Essential reading for trustees

Learn more about your responsibilities as a trustee with our pick of essential reading from around the sector.

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