Five tips for good governance

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Five tips for good governance

The Charity Governance Code committee has set out several principles for charities in England and Wales. The Charity Commission states that “good governance is no longer an optional extra. It is essential to charities’ effectiveness and survival too.” As a charity trustee, you must be able to demonstrate that you take the principles seriously and can adapt, when necessary, the …

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Charity collaboration in a crisis – what trustees should know

As the war in Ukraine continues, many charities are working tirelessly to help the estimated 18 million people affected by the conflict.  Globally, commercial and other organisations are putting forth their best efforts to fundraise and support those affected by the crisis. Charities can collaborate with these organisations to achieve the same outcome by:  Fundraising, …

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Charities Act 2022: 5 changes to Charity Law

On 24 February 2022, the Charities Bill received Royal Assent to become the Charities Act 2022. The Commission has worked extensively with charities and their representative bodies, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Law Commission to bring these changes forward. What are the changes? It will be more straightforward for …

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Supporting homeless charities this winter

Did you know in 2020 that an estimated 2,688 people could be rough sleeping on any given single night in England? The pandemic hit many people hard, and thousands lost their homes. The Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) counted 11,018 people were sleeping on the streets in London between April 2020 and March 2021. …

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Tips for Tackling Charity Fraud

Monday 18 October to Friday 22 October is Charity Fraud Awareness Week, an award-winning annual campaign by the Charity Commission. Charity leaders must look at ways to protect their organisations from cybercrime and fraudulent activities after new figures show that £8.6million of funds were lost in the last financial year. Action Fraud reported that 1,059 fraud incidents …

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