Category: Charity Management

Advice and tips on how to manage and run your charity

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AdventWord

AdventWords 2022: Mountains

Respect the wide diversity among us in our lives and relationships. Refrain from making prejudiced judgments about the life journeys of others. Do you foster the spirit of mutual understanding and forgiveness which our discipleship asks of us? Remember that each one of us is unique, precious, a child of God. QF&P: 1.02.22 Tim Gouw

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AdventWord 2022: Walk

As a Quaker I’m very comfortable with sitting in silence. But there are times when I need to move – when I’m too restless, or it’s not physically comfortable, or I just need to be doing something other than sitting at my desk working. Walking meditatively has been a boon, it became popular during COVID

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#AdventWord 2019: 7 Unity

Unity by Dr. Wendy Longo Flickr 2.89 In all our meetings for church affairs we need to listen together to the Holy Spirit. We are not seeking a consensus; we are seeking the will of God. The unity of the meeting lies more in the unity of the search than in the decision which is

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Finance

ACAT Conference 2019

This year’s ACAT (Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers) was held at Methodist Central Halls on October 19th. While Westminster was quiet when I arrived at 9:30 it was obviously preparing for the hordes of people expected later on. I always enjoy these conferences, they are a good reminder of the spiritual aspects to my

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Good Practice

Sharing generic email accounts

Generic Email I recommend generic email addresses to all clients, recommending them for a range of reasons: Correspondence is held in a role specific email box. When a new person starts they can catch up, or search for previous conversations. The generic email box means that when a person leaves the role, or doesn’t want

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Good Practice

Setting Up Your Organisation’s Email Part II

Okay, in Part I we covered the concepts behind email, now it’s time for the… Actions Create an account for the organisation This ensures that all the data that belongs to your organisation is under your control. With the majority of communication taking place via email, the temptation will be to use the email addresses

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Finance

ACAT Annual Conference 2016

Responsibility, Impact & Stewardship This year’s ACAT conference was held Saturday October 15th at Woburn House Conference Centre, London. Money & Monks, Markets & Monasteries Our opening address was Br Dr Anthony Purvis, Prior of St Michael’s Priory, Willen, Milton Keynes talking about the relationship between Thomas Merton and Dom James Fox the Abbot of the

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Pension advice for small charities

Pension Advice There was a time when the only reference books found in a meeting house were similar to those seen at the Clerks’ table at Yearly Meeting. Over the years, as many Area Meetings have registered as charities, this has changed and now legal advice is as necessary as spiritual. While pensions are mentioned

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Quaker A-Z: J is for Juggling Roles

This is part of the Quaker Alphabet Project – click here for more information. On the Wardenship e-List one of the perennial questions a newly appointed Trustee or member of Premises asks is: “What does your warden do?” As with so many things this question has as many different answers as the number of Quakers

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Quaker A-Z: I is for Inventories, Insurances and Inclusiveness

This is part of the Quaker Alphabet Project – click here for more information. I is for Inventories, Insurances and Inclusiveness Inventories and Insurances Inventories and Insurances seem to go together – Inclusiveness perhaps less so. Insurances are of course another of those matters where I will advise that professional guidance should be sought. Contents

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Charity Management

Generic Email Addresses or how to prevent memory loss…

What is a generic email address and why do I think they are important? An example of a generic email address is which for a office or that office holder rather than a person. For Quaker Meetings’ Friends House offer the option to have a standard email address, yourmeeting@quaker.org.uk – which is actually a forwarding

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Affording our Meeting Houses

This could be taken two ways – how do we ensure that the Meeting House is affordable for both the local community and the worshipping community that uses it. Not only financially, but also with reference back to an earlier post: Beacon or Burden. Hopefully, all Quaker Meetings are a spirit-led, all-age faith community trying

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Welcome!

What is a remote or virtual meeting house manager? We offer remote professional office management and services for Quaker meeting houses and other small businesses. There is no need to supply a workspace, as we have our own fully fitted modern office with up to date equipment and software. You might need a remote business

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