Contribute

Contributing to TISonline

TISonline is a repository of essential information across 36 topics of best practice, guidance, commentary and legislative context for financial managers across the public services.

Compiled and maintained by contributors drawn from all parts of the public sector on a 'by practitioners, for practitioners' basis, TISonline supports managers at all levels in their everyday activities, as well as underpinning professional development for a range of disciplines and professions.

TISonline information streams cover the full range of financial and service functions of local authorities and other public service bodies. They are supported by regular news updates, personalised instant emails to let users know when guidance is updated, and active discussion forums.

The content is regularly updated by our specialist editorial boards. Have you ever thought about joining one?

Most editorial boards meet two or three times a year, enabling members to discuss developments within the subject area, agree updating requirements, review draft content and general progress, plan future work and sign off updates to the information stream.

Meetings are informal and typically last two or three hours. Lunch and refreshments are provided and travelling expenses reimbursed. Between meetings, contributors are encouraged to discuss content and provide feedback by email in order to progress content to publication.

As publication is online, editorial boards put strong emphasis on the submission and review of content on a continuous basis, rather than relying solely on meetings. This ensures that content can be published and updated frequently, keeping the guidance up to date.

As a member of a board you would receive the following benefits:

  • Join a dedicated support network, benefiting both you and your organisation.
  • Increase your specialist knowledge.
  • Have your work published in a respected resource used by the majority of UK authorities.
  • Help guide other professionals to provide a better service and improve standards.
  • Contribute towards your own continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Receive one free place per year at a CIPFA Network event.

If you are not able to commit to full board membership, there is the possibility of acting as an advisor to a board and reviewing content independently on an ad hoc basis for quality assurance.

For more information on what is involved, download our Contributor Pack. If you are interested in joining one of our editorial boards, please contact us at E: tisonline@cipfa.org.