Charity governance

Charity law and regulations are intended to ensure public accountability and the safeguarding of charitable funds and assets. The underlying point and purpose of the correct legal administration of a charity is, though, far more than mere legal and regulatory compliance. Rather, it is about building a firm foundation for good governance, enabling the charity to be effective in achieving its charitable purposes, delivering lasting positive social impact and making a real difference for good.

Essential Charity Governance

Working for a charity offers unique opportunities and rewards. But there can also be challenges. In particular the responsibility for good governance and compliance, which can feel overwhelming.

But it need not. Kirsty Semple is a Chartered Secretary who has worked with charities for more than ten years. Benefit from her expertise – and develop your own – with this essential course.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course you will have:

  • A practical understanding of key governance frameworks and regulations
  • The ability to apply these to your charity or organisation
  • A detailed knowledge of the Charity Governance code
  • Down-to-earth advice on compliance and best practice
  • (including charity board effectiveness, appointments, risk management and accountability. See Full Programme for more.)
  • Tools to assess your current practices and suggest improvements

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The Role of the Charity Secretary

Charity secretaries serve a critical role – but it is easy for newcomers to feel overwhelmed. Trustees. Regulators. Beneficiaries. Each generates their own needs and requirements.

But you are not alone. Kirsty Semple is a Chartered Secretary who has worked with charities for more than ten years. Start on the right foot (or refresh your knowledge) with this concise, practical course.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course you will have:

  • The confidence to undertake the core duties of the charity secretary
  • Insight into the relationship with trustees, regulators and beneficiaries
  • A concise overview of the Charities Acts 2011 and 2016, the Companies Act 2006 and the legal requirements of public benefit
  • Advice on practical skills like meetings and decision making

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