Author: Mike
Issues for trustees considering a CEO’s remuneration.

Marie Stopes International  has been warned by the Charity Commission that its work faced being “undermined” over the decision   to award its CEO a bonus equivalent to his salary.Simon Cooke  the chief executive earned £434000 last year  including bonuses- up from £300532 in 2017. The charity had not been able to provide the Commission with […]

Guidance for trustees of charities dealing with a connected non-charitable organisation

This guidance is for trustees of charities that have a long-term close relationship with a connected non-charitable organisation such as a: trading subsidiary commercial business not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise Here we highlight some of the existing law and practice which trustees and charities should be following. A  charity must have purposes ( ‘objects’) which […]

Do you wish to volunteer to help a charity?

The Royal Voluntary Service has launched a new advertising and recruitment campaign to increase volunteering by older people in local communities. The campaign will encourage people to offer whatever skills and experience they have to help in their local areas. Check out their website to find out more.

Seeking volunteers for your charity?

Seeking  volunteers for your charity? The normal methods of recruitment will be : word of mouth personal recommendation advertising in national or local press Websites where you can advertise volunteer roles include Volunteering England, Reach and TimeBank and KnowHowNonProfit has guides on where to find volunteers and the volunteer recruitment process. Make Criminal records […]

Charity accounts – common problems found by Charity Commission

The main reasons why charity accounts submissions do not meet the basic benchmark  are: failure to evidence that accounts had been subject to independent scrutiny by an auditor or independent examiner, as required by law not providing meaningful information about their charity’s purposes or the activities carried out to achieve those purposes   Further  just […]

Charities in Scotland are being offered grants of up to £1,000 to help strengthen their cyber security.

The Scottish Government has launched a grants scheme to help Scottish  charities boost their cyber security. Managed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the scheme will support charities with grants of up to £1,000 to help them achieve cyber essentials accreditation. The Scottish government said cyber security was an important issue for the […]

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