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Charity Finance Group and Agenda announce new partnership for Finance Count

October 2014

Charity Finance Group (CFG) and Agenda Consulting have agreed a new partnership for Finance Count, the Third Sector Financial Management Benchmarking Study.

CFG, with its close ties to the sector, will lead on the promotion and future shape of Finance Count, and Agenda will continue to provide access to its benchmark database, data management, product training and reports.

Roger Parry, Director Agenda Consulting commented, “Charity Finance Group has always been a strong supporter of Finance Count. We are delighted that CFG has chosen to take the lead on the development of the study. As the charity which ‘champions best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector’ with more than 2,200 members, it makes absolute sense for CFG to take Finance Count forward. Agenda’s research expertise, along with our specially designed systems for reporting and analysis, complement CFG’s offer to its members and we will continue to work closely to provide the best service to not-for-profit organisations.”

Caron Bradshaw, CEO Charity Finance Group said, “Benchmarking is a useful way for organisations to understand and improve their performance. We look forward to working with Agenda Consulting to develop the study and grow its reach and impact.”

Finance Count will not run in 2014 – the study will next take place in summer/autumn 2015 and CFG will be in touch with all its members in spring 2015, to confirm details.

Those organisations wishing to assess their finance management performance before the next study, can still take part as a late participant, in the Finance Count study published in February 2014.
To find out more about how to join email Sarah Rushworth, call her on 01865 263724 or book online.

There is also the opportunity for organisations who are interested in the findings from the last study to buy the sector-wide reports on the following topics:

2.1  Transaction Processing
2.2  Reporting & Control and Decision Support
2.3  The Finance Function
2.4  Central Function Costs
2.5  Public Service Delivery & Non-Charitable Trading

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Charity Finance Group

Charity Finance Group (CFG) is the charity that champions best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector. Our training and development programmes enable finance managers to give the essential leadership on finance strategy and management that their charities need. Our growing membership of more than 2,000 members, representing 1,300 charities, means we are uniquely placed to challenge regulation, which threatens the effective use of charity funds.

We are committed to supporting all those who work in charity finance. Our conferences and training are open to all, and our policy consultations, the results of sector surveys and our publications are widely available.

CFG is represented on many committees and working parties established by professional bodies, government departments, regulators and not-for-profit committees. This enables us to give voice to the views of charity finance managers on issues that affect the effective management of charity funds, such as tax, investment, impact and regulation.

Contact:
Tania Cohen, Director of Services and Enterprise
Charity Finance Group (CFG)
15-18 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PG

Tel:  0845 345 3192
Direct:  020 7871 5465
Email:  Tania Cohen
Twitter:  @cfgtweets @TaniaNC

Agenda Consulting

Successful organisations in the future will be those that maximise the capability and engagement of their people and make their organisations a great place to work. We are a people research agency that helps not for profit organisations drive forward this agenda.
We undertake research to enable organisations to listen to and understand their people better:

• Employee Surveys
• Volunteer Surveys

We provide consultancy expertise to develop people strategies and processes:

• HR Strategy and Effectiveness
• HR Consultancy
• Reward
• Organisational Change
• Bespoke Benchmarking

We run sector-wide benchmarking studies to provide hard evidence that supports decision making:

• Third Sector HR Benchmarking – People Count Third Sector
• Volunteer Management Benchmarking – Volunteers Count
• Third Sector Finance Benchmarking – Finance Count

Our conferences aim to share good practice and provide inspiration for those leading change:

• Third Sector Strategic People Conference
• Third Sector Reward Conference
• Third Sector Employee Engagement and Communications Conference

Contact:
Clare Harris, Head of Business Development
Agenda Consulting
The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HU

Tel:  01865 263720
Direct:  01865 263723
Email:  Clare Harris
Twitter:  @AgendaConsult

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