Category: Good Practice

Explanations and investigations into good practice in charity admin.

Mountains
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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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: 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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