BWB Get Legal is an online resource providing essential legal documents, available to download and customise for your organisation. Some of these you have to purchase but there are also free templates which you can replicate and modify. They have also compiled links to other resource sites that may be helpful. On this page we […]
Governance: The Roles & Responsibilities of Trustees & the Board
It is important for all trustees (existing and would-be trustees) to understand the importance of their role in governing NFP's and the responsibilities and risks this may bring.
The following resources have been put together to help anybody thinking of becoming a trustee, as well as new or existing trustees, understand the role of trustees and the governing board along with the responsibilities and risks that come with being a charity trustee. They also provide guidance on making important decisions or resolving issues of strategic importance.
KnowHowNonProfit is an offshoot of NCVO compiling a knowledge bank of resources for charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Their ‘Getting Started in Governance’ page offers handy guidance on the key areas of governance. This includes: Getting started in governance An introduction to governance What is a board? What is a trustee? Taking decisions and getting […]
Locality and Russell-Cooke solicitors have teamed up to develop a toolkit to help organisations and trustees make key decisions. These decisions will need to be made not just when an organisation is initially set up, but at every point the organisation faces a change in its size, scope or in the types of risks it […]
This guide from the Charity Commission will help you understand what a trustee is, what they do, eligibility for becoming a trustee, main duties and roles, making decisions, as well as when trustees become personally liable for their charity.
This guidance from the Charity Commission explains what’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.
The Governance Pages were developed for those involved in the governance of community and voluntary organisations who want an opportunity to tell their story. The website contains a database of questions arranged logically to cover common questions about governance. There is also a support finder feature that quickly locates appropriate sources of support.
“This guide has been developed [by NCVO, the ICT Hub and Governance Hub,] to give board members the expertise and ocnfidence in making decisions about ICT, to help voluntary and communtiy organisations social enterpirses benefit from ICT.
The following information is taken from the Charity Commission website and provides detailed information about protecting your charity from harm, including insurance, managing risk and funding. You can also sign up to receive email updates regarding any changed to content as the guidance is reviewed.
The following information is taken from the Charity Commission website and provides detailed guidance about trustee roles and the board. These guides are essential reading for current and would-be trustees to help understand the roles and responibilities of individual trustees and the board as a whole, especially around accountability and liability. You can also sign up to receive email updates regarding any changed to content as the guidance is reviewed.
Advice on risk from Markel, a specialist insurance company working with charities, community groups, trustees, social enterprises and care providers.