Elite Business Schools join forces to strengthen leadership development for the voluntary sector

The Open University Business School (OUBS) and Cass Business School (Cass), University of London, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work collaboratively to further expand the provision of online leadership development for the voluntary sector.

Both Business Schools are among the global elite of schools that hold the gold standard of triple accreditation from the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). » Continue reading news item ... “Elite Business Schools join forces to strengthen leadership development for the voluntary sector”

Sage cloud accounting tailored for non-profits, including reduced cost

Accountancy software designed specifically for the not-for-profit sector has been launched by the Sage Foundation. Sage Live Non-profit is built on the Salesforce App Cloud and is available on the Salesforce AppExchange.

Eligible charities can get two Sage Live user licenses donated through the foundation, with further licenses at half price.

Sage has said it aims to “give non-profits access to cloud technology and tools tailored to their needs” including balance sheet, statement of financial activities (SoFA) reporting, general processing and fund management capabilities.

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A couple of fundraising resources

A couple of fundraising resource updates, coming our way via Fundraising UK.

Wonderful.org is a new fundraising platform run by a non-profit organisation operated by volunteers. Their approach is to get corporate sponsors to cover all the transaction costs associated with fundraising activities, including card processing fees. Fundraising UK article.

A key fundraising blog set up in 2011 is to become part of the Resource Alliance’s new digital platform, Resource Café. » Continue reading news item ... “A couple of fundraising resources”

Time given to update agreements with professional fundraisers

The Fundraising Regulator is to give charities a ‘grace period’ of five months (to 31st March 2017) to get existing agreements with fundraising agencies updated to include new requirements coming in from 1st November, according to solicitors Bates Wells Braithwaite email briefing.

The regulator should be publishing some FAQs on its website by the end of this week (i.e. by end of October). Meanwhile, see Bates Wells Braithwaite recent article ‘New requirements from 1st November for fundraising agreements‘.

Governance arrangements for Scottish village halls

Scottish charity regulator OSCR has published technical guidance for people who are advising village hall charities about incorporation as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) or a company, or making changes to their governing document.

‘Guidance for Village Halls governed by a Deed of Trust’ is downloadable (23 page pdf, 191Kb) via the OSCR news item.

A December date to celebrate local charities

The first Local Charities Day, already trailed by minister for civil society Rob Wilson, is now set to take place on 16th December.

The minister announced the date at an event run by Civil Society News – see their coverage (the speech is on the government’s website, titled ‘Local charity day: Rob Wilson speech‘).

“Local Charities Day will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas.”

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