Banking blog: Three charities and their experience of loan finance
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Banking blog: Three charities and their experience of loan finance

29 Jul 2015 | Carolyn Sims
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Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, shares useful case studies of charities that have taken out loans to help achieve their missions.


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Michael Birtwistle, NCVO

A financial review published today warns that the sector faces a £4.6bn shortfall. Michael Birtwistle, senior policy officer at NCVO and co-author of the report, highlights ten steps charities can take to become more sustainable.

Investment blog: Five key questions to ask fund managers before you invest endowments or reserves

Richard Macey, director of charities at M&G Investments, runs through the most important questions to ask fund managers before placing your endowment or reserve with them.

Olive Cooke

The tragic death of Olive Cooke was a defining moment for the sector and everyone involved in running a charity is responsible for addressing the issues, says Andrew Hind.

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No one emerges from the sad death of poppy-seller Olive Cooke with any credit, writes Ian Allsop.

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John Tate reviews the latest developments in accounting software but doubts whether they will deliver the systems integration charities require.

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Civil Society Media's event and content producer Jenni Cahill gives her observations from the Charity Property Conference which took place on Tuesday.

What should charities be looking out for in the Chancellor’s Summer Budget?

With the Budget to come tomorrow, Andrew O'Brien of the Charity Finance Group asks what charities must look out for.

Five tips on measuring and evaluating impact

Many charities struggle to get started with measuring their success. Sue Holloway from Pro Bono Economics looks at the best ways to begin.

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