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FD in Five Minutes: James Robertson

FD in Five Minutes: James Robertson

Third Sector speaks to the head of finance at The Challenge, which works for a more integrated society

Peter Cardy: The perils of moving into an open-plan office

Peter Cardy: The perils of moving into an open-plan office

Sector veteran Peter Cardy offers answers to your workplace dilemmas.

How to steal from charities... and how you can stop it

How to steal from charities... and how you can stop it

From ransomware to shoplifting, here are five common ways in which criminals defraud charities

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FD in Five Minutes: Nigel Richards

FD in Five Minutes: Nigel Richards

Third Sector speaks to the chief financial officer at Catch22

FD in five minutes Stephanie Swan

FD in five minutes Stephanie Swan

The finance director at Pathway, which helps homeless people take care of their health, talks to Third Sector

The dos and don'ts of merging

The dos and don'ts of merging

Mergers are an increasingly tempting option for charities, but they can be tricky to get right. Liam Kay finds out how to avoid the pitfalls when bringing organisations together

Peter Cardy: How can we cope with a tinkering chair?

Peter Cardy: How can we cope with a tinkering chair?

Sector veteran Peter Cardy offers answers to your workplace dilemmas

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Focus On... Investment

The ethical minefield of investment funds

The ethical minefield of investment funds

Revelations by the BBC's Panorama programme last year once more raised the issue of investments that appear to run counter to a charity's objects. Patrick McCurry assesses the latest thinking

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Both Russia and China have experienced rapid economic growth compared with their western rivals, but economic and political difficulties might have dampened their allure. Edward Lander reports

Do common investment funds have a future?

Do common investment funds have a future?

Newton and the Charities Aid Foundation are among those that have recently decided to close their CIFs. Edward Lander looks at the pros and cons of this special financial vehicle

Interview: John Harrison

Interview: John Harrison

The professor at Cass Business School says charities tend to be conservative investors and thus reap lower returns

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