Eclectic set of 2015 vision articles

Resolutions for not-for-profits (from Ireland), outlook for 2015 from CAF chief exec, and some 2015 VAT tips.

Our favourite Ireland-based consultant comes up with a few New Year resolutions which could prove fruitful for voluntary organisations, at http://www.whitebarn.info/s/not-for-profit-resolutions. Topics covered include legislative compliance (the precise laws of course differ in the UK but same principles apply), clarifying structure, going for transparency and no more meeting madness.

The chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation sets out why charities will need to make their own luck in an election year with continued financial uncertainty in his predictions for 2015, at http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network-caf-partner-zone/2015/jan/01/charities-aid-foundation-chief-executive-my-predictions-for-2015. He also strongly criticises the recent lobbying legislation – “It puts us in very bad company” in terms of constraint of civil society.

Suggested by a Charity Finance Group tweet, not all of these VAT tips will be relevant for charities: ’20 x 20% vision for 2015′ from Crowe Clark Whitehill accountants, https://sites-croweclarkwhitehill.vuturevx.com/81/830/landing-pages/