Many of our member charities and supporters have provided us with written information about areas of interest to those working in charity management. This includes practical documents which charities are using in their own organisation as well as articles from professional advisors. Please do consider contributing documents from your own organisation if you possibly can.
We are always particularly keen to receive additions to the “Shared Document” database, which contains copies of working documents used by charities – policies, procedures, handbooks etc. This is an invaluable resource for any member who is looking to update or create their organisation’s documentation, helping them to avoid “re-inventing the wheel”. Whatever the topic, however short or long your document, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will find it invaluable.
To contribute a working document from your organisation, please complete the Document Donation Formand return it to CFG with a copy of your document. Obviously it helps us if you are able to provide an electronic version of the document you are contributing, but don’t worry if you can’t. You can choose to remain anonymous, or you might want to include additional information about your organisation, or details of the process you went through to create the document – it’s up to you.
We have put together a list of some areas of work where you may have relevant documents, which we hope will give you some idea of what you can contribute. This list is by no means exclusive, and if you have other policies or procedures which you are currently using we would be very happy to receive a copy from you. In fact, if you have your own version of such a list – perhaps the contents page of your staff handbook, for example – that would be a useful document itself!
If you have experience of working with the charity sector and feel that you could contribute valuable information to the database, we would like to hear from you. If we agree to include your document(s) you will be asked to sign a Copyright Licence Agreement, so please ensure that you are able to accept the terms of that agreement before offering your support.
If you are interested in contributing multiple documents on a regular basis, please contact us and we will provide you an alternative agreement which saves you having to complete a separate form for each document.