Increase Your Charity
Governance, Management & Fundraising Effectiveness

Using the free Charity Excellence CIO online trustee governance and management checklists, huge resource base and Funding Finder database.

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Free Charity Online Checklists, Resources & Funding Database



The CEF is your personal charity digital mentor. It enables you to increase your governance and management effectiveness, to maximise your impact, and provides trustees with ongoing assurance that everything is working well.

CEF is a brilliant "everything in one place" help, for charity, their trustees,
staff and volunteers, whether you need 'beginners level' or 'advanced'.

The checklists enable you to ask all the questions you need to and your interactive dashboard identifies opportunities to achieve even more. The system then finds the advice, resources and guidance you need, and also connects you to 100s of organisations who provide free help and resources.

“It’s brilliant!! and has given me a full action plan and focus, really helping
with improving the organisation - Thank you.”



Increase your income by assessing your fundraising effectiveness online in 30 mins, with access to all the fundraising resources, including its 50+ downloadable funder lists.

“Undoubtedly, we would not still be here without this brilliant resource. For
smaller charities you are an absolute lifeline”.

The unique Funding Finder database links you to 100s of other free funder databases and online funder lists, giving you click through to more funders than any other system.

Significant grants in the last fortnight have secured the charity’s future. I
wanted you to share in our feeling of jubilation, celebration. Keep up the great work!



It requires no IT or management skills, or charity experience to use and works for any charity, even the smallest. Each questionnaire takes only 30 mins and, from your interactive dashboard, it’s 2 clicks to all the tools and resources. And it’s completely free!

“As with everything on this website, IT IS ESSENTIAL! am so very grateful I
came across it!”

Join the 20,000+ charities in our community; nearly half rate it 10/10.



“This is an amazing tool. 1000 out of 10”.

  • Achieve even more - using its maximising impact assessment and make governance and management highly effective

    Ongoing assurance in every area - income, communications, governance, people, risk, finance & resources, strategy & operations

    Secure more funding - by improving your fundraising effectiveness and find more funders, using the Funding Finder database and 50+ funder lists

    Get more money to the front-line – identify savings and find unclaimed tax reliefs, with links to 100s of organisations providing free goods and services

    Access the huge range of free resources – 1000s of toolkits, templates, policies and practical guidance

    Demonstrate your excellence with the Quality Mark and download your dashboard to enhance your bids to funders

The questions are phrased brilliantly - challenging how we prioritise our management time." Ecosystems Knowledge Network

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