A-Z of Charities Terms – Part 1

Not sure what some of the words used in the charity sector really mean?  In this blog we explore some of the common terms and some you may not be so familiar with; explain their meaning and why they are important to your charity: A is for: Accruals basis method of accounting that adjusts receipts […]

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Is your charity missing out on valuable Gift Aid?

  How much do you know about Gift Aid? Are you confident that your organisation is maximising its benefits or are you unsure about how Gift Aid works? Here, we give an overview of the scheme as a handy starting point: What is Gift Aid? The HMRC defines Gift Aid as “a way for charities […]

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Five reasons it’s never too late (or too early) to review your financial systems

  Whether you run a charity or social enterprise that’s just starting out or your organisation has been established for years, it’s good practice to put the right systems in place from the outset or review what you do regularly. Here, we look at the top five reasons why: 1.       You can avoid costly mistakes […]

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Not outsourcing your accounts could be losing you money

As we all know, every penny counts in the current economic climate, especially when you’re working in the third sector. The public and donors – as highlighted in a recent Guardian article – are suspicious of administrative and fundraising spending by charities, and may be reluctant to donate if they feel that their money is not […]

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A warm welcome to the all new SDW Accounting blog

A warm welcome to the all-new SDW Accounting blog Today, I am very excited to launch the all-new SDW Accounting blog. Thanks for joining me here. Every month, I plan to bring you valuable advice and articles aimed at anyone who is involved with third sector finances. Forthcoming topics include the ins and outs of […]

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the new look SDW Accounting website.

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