Working with grant-makers, charities, social enterprises and community businesses to strengthen financial capacity, capability and confidence
     Working with grant-makers, charities, social enterprises and community businesses to strengthen financial capacity, capability and confidence 

Community Counts UK will be joining the global climate strike

 

On Friday 20th September 2019, we will downing tools and taking to the streets in peaceful protest to stand with the young people leading the global strike for the climate. We would love you to join us. Email us if you are - liz@community-counts.co.uk. To find out more visit here.

 

"This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone."

 

 

Third Sector Awards 2019 

 

Our Director, Liz Pepler, will be a Judge on this year's Third Sector Awards. Liz says, 'I am really looking forward to this. What I love about these awards is that they celebrate and champion a wide range of categories including those elements that are public facing such as campaigns, events etc and the teams that deliver them, and, crucially it seems to me, those teams that make contributions that we know are vital but which are often referred to, for reasons I have never quite fathomed, as 'overheads'. I can't wait to see the entries. Thank you Third Sector for having me.'

 

 

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The Charity Finance Zombie Apocalypse is coming - Are you ready? 

 

Many years ago, my then Chief Executive, a brilliant man, said to me that there was little point in a risk register as it is always the unknown unknown that gets you in the end. By its very definition we can do little to safeguard against the unknown unknowns. We can, however, name the top 3 zombies we do know are coming for us and get ready to defeat them. Join us for this half day workshop where together we share our concerns and challenge our assumptions safe in the knowledge that we won't be leaving with yet another risk register but we will be leaving with stronger defences and friends to call on when we need them. #buildingfinancialresilience 

 

 

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Not all heroes have capes - Some run charities 

 

Leading a social impact organisation is, without a doubt, one of the best jobs going. It can also be, as we know too well, sometimes rather lonely. This September, we shall be running a 5 week action learning set for people leading social impact organisations in Waltham Forest to build local peer support networks. Spaces are limited to 5 people and the set is open to all charities, social enterprises and community groups no matter how big or small. If you are interested in joining the group, please email liz@community-counts.co.uk. 

 

 

Community Counts UK awarded QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor status

 

Community Counts UK has been awarded QuickBooks certified ProAdvisor status. This is in recognition of our specialist knowledge and experience in QuickBooks Online and its ability to provide strategic insights to drive small business success. Community Counts UK specialises in cloud accounting and migrating desk based systems online, giving you real time access to your income and expenditure transactions, your fund balances and reserves position. If you would like to find out more such as how much a migration costs, how long it takes etc please email liz@community-counts.co.uk

 

 

E17 Art Trail 

 

Thank you Artillery, for including us in the programme for this year's E17 Art Trail, taking place between 1-16th June 2019. It's a particularly impressive programme this year and we are proud to have contributed. 

 

Artillery is an arts development organisation based in Walthamstow, North East London. Artillery aims to create lasting shared memories among neighbours resulting from our open invitations to create neighbourhood events and projects together. 

 

 

 

Cvil Society Media Charity Finance Summit 2019

 

Join us at this year's Charity Finance Summit, where once again, our Director, Liz Pepler, will be chairing the risk and strategy stream. This is one of the main charity events of the year. We hope to see you there. 

 

 

 

We are moving

 

From 1 April 2019 we will be in offices based in the Hornbeam Community Cafe and Environment Centre.

 

Our new address is 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9AH.  

 

Named after the locally renowned hornbeam tree, the Hornbeam Centre aims to engage with residents of Waltham Forest, enabling and empowering them to live more sustainable lifestyles. 

 

 

 

Community Counts UK awarded IAB's Small Business Mentor Finalist 2018

 

We are very pleased to report that Liz Pepler is a finalist in the IAB's Small Business Skills awards in December 2018. Liz won her award for her work supporting small charities with their financial management leading to improved sustainability. 

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