Charity Investment

Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips for charity finance professionals on investment management for charities.

Seb Elsworth: Exploring new market opportunities

Seb Elsworth: Exploring new market opportunities

Large businesses have much to offer the voluntary sector if charities and social enterprises take the opportunities available to them

Carol Mack: A new form of grant funding

Carol Mack: A new form of grant funding

Match Trading can incentivise social organisations to develop their trading bases so they can build stronger futures

Seb Elsworth: There's no excuse for ignoring the ethical and social impact of investments

Seb Elsworth: There's no excuse for ignoring the ethical and social impact of investments

The range of ethical, responsible and social products for charity investors is growing all the time

Kate Rogers: If we talk twaddle, it is difficult to build trust

Kate Rogers: If we talk twaddle, it is difficult to build trust

The investment industry makes communication unnecessarily complicated with reports that need translating

Seb Elsworth: Is social investment reaching rural communities?

Seb Elsworth: Is social investment reaching rural communities?

The idea that social investment is biased towards London is a misconception, but there is a rural/urban divide

Kate Rogers: Can investors make oil companies better for the environment?

Kate Rogers: Can investors make oil companies better for the environment?

Charities can make investment decisions that encourage oil companies to consider the impact of climate change

Kate Rogers: Three strategies to keep investments on course

Kate Rogers: Three strategies to keep investments on course

These will help you minimise the impact of low points, take advantage of the ups and stay on track

Kieran Whiteside: The new kids on the block - where next for social investment?

Kieran Whiteside: The new kids on the block - where next for social investment?

In the coming years, social investment will break new ground and be taken on by an increasing number of community groups, tech-for-good ventures and cooperatives

Fundraiser of the week: Vanessa Chang of Cafod

Fundraiser of the week: Vanessa Chang of Cafod

The individual giving manager at the Catholic international development charity talks to Third Sector about being a people person and the importance of recognising a good story

Kate Rogers: East meets west

Kate Rogers: East meets west

There are opportunities and challenges from the comparative strength of developing markets outside the west for long-term charity investors

Seb Elsworth: Enterprise and impact

Seb Elsworth: Enterprise and impact

Embedding impact must come at the start of any enterprising journey

Kate Rogers: Diversification helps to smooth the rocky road

Kate Rogers: Diversification helps to smooth the rocky road

With volatility returning to the markets, diversification can add value