Fundraising Magazine's Most Influential Fundraisers list is back!

The online poll is open to nominations for anyone working in the sector, whether at charities, umbrella bodies, regulators, agencies, consultancies or independently. We are looking for diverse, talented and accomplished individuals whom you feel are making a real difference to their organisations and the wider sector.

Nominate today!


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Charity Shop Survey 2021
The Charity Shops Survey 2021 is the latest chance to review the health of the charity retail sector.


Charity Finance Yearbook 2021
The Charity Finance Yearbook is the ultimate reference source for charity finance professionals.



SORP Compliance Checklist 2021
The Charity Finance SORP Compliance Checklist is a comprehensive working document that crystallises essential reporting responsibilities for the busy charity practitioner or adviser.

Information hubs

A collation of our recent news, in-depth articles and insight surrounding the latest topical issues in the sector. If you would like to suggest a new hub topic, please email [email protected].


We are delighted to present the recordings of our webinar series for 2020. To view the recordings, click the 'View Recording' button, complete the registration details and it will then be available to view. To register for upcoming webinars please visit our Events page


Sustainable Investing in a Changing World

Live: 7 July at 11am

During this period of volatility sustainable investing strategies have continued to deliver comparable or better performance than their more traditional counterparts. With charities also facing increased scrutiny about the alignment of their portfolios with their mission, could now be a good time to review your strategy?  Hosted by Ian Chesham, Director, Charities & Not-for-Profits, Barclays Private Bank and Anita Bhatia, Investment Director at Guy's and St Thomas' Charity 


Managing Investments in Unprecedented Times

Live: 6 May 2020 at 11am.

As charities continue to struggle with the widespread financial implications of the Covid-19 crisis, finance teams and investment managers are under increased pressure to help their organisations navigate the crisis. Join our free webinar, hosted by Michael Turner, senior investment director at Investec Wealth & Investment and Tristan Blythe, editor at Charity Finance magazine.



Making Tax Digital - Navigating the Soft-Landing Period

Recorded: 19 February 2020

As charities enter their soft-landing period for Making Tax Digital, the introduction of digital VAT filing continues to present a challenge for charities of all sizes. In this webinar, we will receive a reminder of the rules, and analysis of the administrative and software requirements that charities must put in place.


Watch: Instagram Live

Join us for a coffee and a chat as we discuss all things fundraising with Val Cipriani, reporter at Fundraising Magazine.


Martha Awojoni

Corporate partnerships senior executive at Refuge
and committee member of #CharitySoWhite




Kelly Gibson

Head of fundraising at
Against Breast Cancer


Recent surveys

Civil Society Media is home to some of the sector’s most important and well respected benchmarking surveys which support charity leaders with crucial decision-making and understanding of current trends. These surveys are free to subscribers of the relevant publication. 

How-to guides

Governance & Leadership is a bi-monthly publication that helps charity leaders and trustees on their journey from good practice to best practice. We have put together a selection of handy guides written by leading sector experts. The intention is to provide you with practical and targeted advice to help you, your trustee board and your executive leaders


The Governance & Leadership Guide to Diversity

This guide brings together in one place all the best diversity articles from the last few years of Governance & Leadership magazine.

Topics include tackling racism in the charity sector, how to make your board more diverse and recruiting younger trustees.

Download your free copy here


The Governance & Leadership Guide to Law & Regulation

This guide brings together in one place all the best legal and regulatory articles from the last few years of Governance & Leadership magazine.

Topics include funding,fundraising, gaining assurance, conflicts, finances, fraud, campaigning, maintaining public trust and reducing reputational risk.

Purchase your copy here

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The Governance & Leadership Guide to People & Culture

This guide brings together all the best people and culture articles from the last few years of Governance & Leadership magazine.

Topics include board behaviours, HR & recruitment, diversity, safeguarding, board leadership and performance.

Purchase your copy here


The Governance & Leadership Guide to Chairing

This guide brings together all the best articles about chairing from the last few years of Governance & Leadership magazine.

Topics include leading a high-functioning board, holding effective board meetings, relationship with the CEO, appraising the chair and challenges for small charities.

Purchase your copy here

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The Governance & Leadership Guide to Finance & Investment

This guide brings together all the best finance and investment articles from the last few years of Governance & Leadership magazine.

Topics include fraud and corruption, what makes a good treasurer, achieving strong financial governance, and responsible investment.

Purchase your copy here