Civil Society Media Ltd

Civil Society Media Ltd

15 Prescott Place
Clapham
London
SW4 6BS

Civilsociety.co.uk houses all the editorial of our three print titles – Charity Finance, Fundraising and Governance – plus thousands more pages of exclusive news, in-depth and research articles, all designed to help you and your charity perform at your best. Some of our more in-depth pieces sit behind a paywall – for more information on that click here.

You can also use the website to book onto one of our events, attend a training course, subscribe to one of our magazines, buy research papers, advertise a job, or find suppliers.

Below is an explanation of what each editorial section of the website has to offer:

Finance

News

A comprehensive, searchable archive of everything that’s happened in the fast-paced world of charity finance since 2006 – over 3,300 news stories, with more added every day.

Blogs

More than 350 blogs submitted over the last seven years from our diverse stable of contributors, including Civil Society Media journalists, charity finance practitioners, and professional advisers to the sector.

In-depth

Over 1,000 features, interviews and analysis articles examining all the subjects relevant to executives and trustees involved in managing their charity’s finances. Among this fully searchable archive are over 90 technical briefings updating you on changes to law and government policy and how these will affect your organisation.

Research

This section contains five years’ worth of our exclusive annual surveys into charity banking, IT, audit, HR, accounting software and more; two years’ worth of investment data, and nearly four years’ worth of our Charity 100 and 250 Index, which charts the incomes, by revenue stream, of the UK’s top 350 charities.

Model documents

The section contains a number of model documents that your charity can adapt for its own use: model job descriptions, policies, terms of reference, codes of conduct and best practice checklists.

Benchmark

Our unique Benchmarking tool allows you to quickly and confidently compare the performance of your charity's income streams to those of the top performing charities in the sector. Applicable to charities of any size and driven by up-to-date data supplied directly from charities’ financial records, the basic benchmark tool is one of the most accurate and beneficial free resources of its kind.

Fundraising

News

A comprehensive, searchable archive of everything that’s happened in the fundraising world since 2006 – over 2,700 news stories, with more added every day.

Blogs

More than 400 fundraising blogs since 2006 from our diverse stable of contributors, including Civil Society Media journalists, charity fundraising professionals, consultants and experts.

In-depth

Over 650 articles analysing and exploring all the topics that can help you raise more money for your cause, including the pros and cons of various fundraising methods, campaign measurement, regulation and legal compliance, fundraising strategy, integration with other departments, interviews with funders, research and trends. Among this archive are more than 50 case studies detailing what other fundraisers have done to boost income at their charities – we hope you can learn from their experiences.

Research

This section contains our exclusive annual surveys into corporate fundraising, CRM software, directors of fundraising, 50 Most Influential People in Fundraising, and more.

Benchmark

Our unique Benchmarking tool allows you to quickly and confidently compare the performance of your charity's income streams to those of the top performing charities in the sector. Applicable to charities of any size and driven by up-to-date data supplied directly from charities’ financial records, the basic benchmark tool is one of the most accurate and beneficial free resources of its kind.

Governance

News

A fully searchable archive of everything that’s happened in the world of civil society governance since 2008 – over 1,700 news stories, with more added every single day.

Blogs

More than 300 governance blogs since 2006 from our diverse stable of contributors, including Civil Society Media journalists, governance practitioners, charity chief executives and trustees.

In-depth

More than 450 articles analysing and exploring all the things you need to know to govern your charity effectively, from regulation and legal compliance to best practice in board behaviour and performance. Financial issues, strategy and HR subjects are also covered here.  Among this archive are at least 120 case studies from charities that have encountered such issues before, so you don’t have to re-invent the wheel in trying to improve your charity’s governance.

Model documents

Currently almost 40 model documents that your charity can adapt for its own use: model job descriptions, policies, terms of reference, codes of conduct and best practice checklists.

IT

News

A fully searchable archive of everything that’s happened in the world of civil society IT since 2008 – over 400 news stories with more added every week.

Blogs

Over 100 blogs from our stable of bloggers, comprising IT experts and practitioners as well as our own in-house journalists.

In-depth

More than 140 articles analysing and exploring all the things you need to know to ensure your charity is using technology as effectively as it can. Among this three-year archive are nearly 20 case studies from charities that have wrestled with IT issues before, to help you learn from their experiences. You’ll also find exclusive research about charities’ use of infrastructure and software, and regular updates on which suppliers are regularly winning new business.