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  • How to Fund Your Cause in 5 Ways

    It is difficult to know how and where to get the money to make that difference

  • How to simplify accounting and bookkeeping headaches using online tools

    You can't avoid bookkeeping and accounting, but you can take the pain out of it. Several technical innovations, and a few useful strategic tips will save you time and money, and keep your non-profit's finances in better order.

  • Funding and income

    Tips and guidance on bringing money into your charity or voluntary organisation - from individual giving and legacies, to bidding for grants and digital fundraising.

  • Opening a successful charity shop

    A Southend voluntary service on its experience of refurbishing part of its building to set up shop.

  • How to manage a project underspend

    A few Fair Share Trust (FST) areas have experienced leftover funding from their grants in recent months. Though an underspend is not anticipated as an ideal outcome, it is not always a negative thing and if the issue is dealt with appropriately the funds can be used to further benefit the area. Wales Community Foundation, Local Agent for Fair Share Trust, experienced underspend in the Wrexham area, read on about their strategy to re-allocate the funds. Helen Fagan from the Community Foundation Wales shares her experiences below.

  • How to Master Accounting for Nonprofits

    Whether you’re running a fledgling charity or a larger not-for-profit organisation, there’s no denying the importance of understanding accounting fundamentals. In order to continue to pursue your cause and operate effectively, it’s essential to implement an accounting structure that works - but it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to money matters. Today, we’re taking a look at some simple, actionable accounting tips - giving you a (just about) jargon-free guide to the world of accounting for nonprofit organisations.

  • Project budgeting and full cost recovery

  • Budgeting

  • Writing a financial strategy

  • How to set up a cash flow forecast in a spreadsheet

    A cash flow forecast is used to predict peaks and troughs in your cash balance, enabling you to consider at what point you may need a loan or sales drive or conversely, periods when there should be an excess. Banks may ask for this as part of a loan application. Use this excel homework solver in your projects.

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