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Cryptocurrencies: what are they, and should charities use them?

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Cryptocurrency trading illustration.

Over the course of human history, there have been several developmental leaps in the way in which people trade and exchange. Each has opened the door to transformational benefits, but also created new challenges and risks for society to navigate. …

Barriers to responsible investment - what we learnt from our listening exercise

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Update (1 August 2023): Our refreshed investment guidance has been published. Read Investing charity money: guidance for trustees. In January, the Charity Commission began a listening exercise to help us understand the barriers that may be preventing some charities from …

This #TrusteesWeek ‘take 5’ to read our new quick and easy guides

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Helen Stephenson, Chief Executive Charity Commission for England and Wales

As we all know, this year has been turbulent to say the least, bringing with it unprecedented challenges to charities throughout England and Wales. We have seen admirable efforts of trustees, the majority of whom are volunteers, to support their …

How do charities approach investing in line with their purpose and values? We want to know, and we want to help

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Update (1 August 2023): Our refreshed investment guidance has been published. Read Investing charity money: guidance for trustees. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting many charities, we have extended the deadline for responses to 30 April 2020. …

Thanks but no thanks: when should charities refuse donations?

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Recent high-profile scandals have left many charity trustees wondering how to do the right thing when it comes to accepting certain donations. Trustees have rightly been wanting to make sure that money does not come from sources that might compromise …

Protecting your charity this Anti-Corruption Day and beyond

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This Sunday (9 December) is International Anti-Corruption Day, a United Nations global campaign to raise awareness of the severity and impact of corruption to social and economic development. Around $1 trillion is paid in bribes each year and an estimated …

Guidance for charities working internationally: you spoke, we listened

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In the spring we launched a survey for charities working internationally to find out if our guidance meets your needs. Charities working internationally may face particular risks due to their operating environment that could be caused by political, social or …