Non-profits face unprecedented challenges as a result of the pandemic – 1 in 3 charities made redundancies in 2020, 83% forecast reduced income in 2021 and 1 in 10 warning of potential failure. At the same time 75% are experiencing increased demand for their services. All non-profits need individuals with financial expertise – whether on a part-time or full-time basis or in an oversight role.
Charterpath is a non-profit initiative which aims to 'chart a path' between accountants and the non-profit sector. We are looking to inspire more accountants into volunteering, to connect them with relevant non-profit opportunities (and a wider volunteer network) and engage with third parties such as accounting institutes / corporates to embed volunteering as a status-quo from accounting trainees up until retirement. We hope this will make it easier for non-profits to source and recruit high calibre volunteers with financial skills and improve the diversity of boards (the average trustee is currently white, male, and aged 55-64).
What’s more…..Volunteering has benefits for the volunteer as well as the non-profit. It is a great opportunity to learn new skills and, as a trustee, to gain experience of a Board or Executive Committee. You will also build a great network to support future career development. Most importantly, volunteering is a chance to feel good from helping others and there are proven benefits for your well-being.
Want to get involved? Join us at www.charterpath.org.uk/join-us to show your support for our mission and stay up to date on new volunteering roles, events and pro bono mentoring opportunities. The job role is listed as London but we have opportunities nationwide.