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Take a look at our latest resources for charity trustees and leaders.

Critical lessons for charity trustees

Critical lessons for trustees

Beth Clarke, CAF Resilience Progamme Manager, talks about her experience as a trustee of a charity that closed down. Read about her experience and her lessons for other trustees and boards.
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Charity Street III

Our latest Charity Street report tracks the use of charitable services by households and individuals in 2018 compared to 2016 and 2014. It also shares unique insight into how the UK public perceive charity.

GUIDES AND TOOLS

Guides and tools to help you lead your charity.

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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Get ready for Giving Tuesday

Are you a trustee of a charity? We've put together a host of resources to help charities plan their Giving Tuesday campaigns.

How your charity can get involved
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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
FinancingFuture

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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
Building projects

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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
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

CHARITY SECTOR INSIGHT

Insight from the charity to 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
Nudging to give

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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

Articles and blogs on the things trustees and charity leaders need to know.

Investment governance

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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.

Articles about governance
Income diversification

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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
Small charity CEOs

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Small charity leaders

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

Read Beth's blog
CAF Giving Thought podcasts

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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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