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Action Learning for North East leaders
Are you a senior leader (CEO or senior manager) working in an organisation located in the North East? Would you benefit from joining a cross sector group of other leaders, to consider more dynamic ways of solving problems; and discovering solutions tried and tested by others? Do you want to sharpen your own approach to learning by developing or embedding an open, probing mind, an ability to listen, question and explore ideas?
14 Sep 2018
Beacon programme for Chairs of small charities
20 Jul 2018
NCSC Cyber Breaches Survey 2018
The government have shared their findings from their 2018 Cyber Breaches Survey showing the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks on charities.
4 May 2018
NCVO Charity Tax Commission
NCVO have established a Charity Tax Commission to assess how the current taxation system can be modernised to help charities. They have issued a call for evidence so the sector can have their say. Read commission chair Sir Nick Montagu's post on the aims of the review: Reforming charity tax reliefs – a chance to have your say
16 Mar 2018
The Charity Governance Awards 2018
Entries are now open to the Charity Governance Awards 2018, the UK awards that recognise and reward charities achieving great governance. The awards shine a spotlight on the trustees, staff and volunteers who make change possible day after day by showcasing the stories that demonstrate how effective governance can transform lives. Entry to the awards is free and there are seven categories to choose from, each offering a £5000 cash prize. The award categories are:
31 Oct 2017
Do you need a trustee with fundraising, marketing or communications experience?
The Better Governance Working Group, part of the North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change is organising a seminar on trusteeship for delegates at the North East Fundraising Conference on the 19th September in Newcastle.
12 Sep 2017
Recruiting Trustees Opportunity
The Better Governance Working Group, part of the North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change is organising its second event for Potential First Time Trustees this time in the Tees Valley on the 27th June at Teesside University in Middlesbrough.
7 Jun 2017
VCSE Election Hustings hosted by Catalyst
Catalyst has hosted a Hustings Event for all candidates in the forthcoming Mayoral elections for the new Tees Valley Combined Authority. The Hustings were specifically for Tees Valley’s Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector and held at the Acklam Green Centre, Middlesbrough on Monday 3 April.
5 Apr 2017
Charity Finance Group- Small Charities Programme
Charity Finance Group (CFG) is the networking body providing support for finance professionals working across the charity sector. CFG’s Small Charities programme provides practical finance training and resources for charities with an income of £1m or less across England and Wales, developing their knowledge and capabilities. The programme offers training and a range of free resources.
12 Dec 2016
Charity Governance Awards 2017
The Charity Governance Awards is an initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large. The awards are easy to enter online, with seven categories covering every kind of charitable organisation. There is no charge to enter, for the opportunity to share your charity's work or, if you are shortlisted, to attend the awards where the winning entrant in each category will receive £5,000. The deadline is 13 January 2017. https://www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk
22 Nov 2016
Charities Act 2016 : disqualification of senior managers and trustees with convictions
April 2017 is likely to see new disqualification powers allowing the Charity Commission to disqualify people (i.e. prevent them) from holding senior management positions, or from being a trustee of a charity, if they have certain criminal convictions - alongside a new waiver application process.
14 Nov 2016
Get Informed - Social Investment for Boards
As it is Trustees Week we wanted to let you know about some free resources and help that is on offer for boards to find out more about social investment! Most importantly this campaign shares the first hand experiences of trustees.
10 Nov 2016
'Ambitious’ awareness campaign aims to boost trustees’ knowledge
Cass Business School has teamed up with the Charity Commission, the Cranfield Trust and NCVO to plan an ambitious public-facing campaign aimed at improving trustees’ awareness of their role and responsibilities. Through their work with small and medium-sized charities, Cranfield Trust and Cass have had concerns for years that too many trustees simply don’t understand their legal duties and obligations. This not only leaves them personally exposed to potential liabilities, but means that their charities suffer from less-than-optimum performance.
9 Nov 2016
New website launched to help charities tackle fraud
The Charity Commission for England and Wales, together with members of the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group, have launched a new website www.charitiesagainstfraud.org.uk to help charities tackle fraud. The website is designed to provide guidance for trustees, staff and volunteers who want more information on tackling fraud in their charity, and includes guidance, tips and case studies, together with links to other organisations tackling charity fraud.
8 Nov 2016
It's Trustee Week - celebrate by nominating your outstanding trustees for a Non-Executive Director Award
The Non-Executive Director Awards recognise the achievements of NEDs within the Business and Not-For-Profit/Public Sector communities. The Non-Executive Director Awards were established in 2006, by Peel Hunt, to recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors who contribute daily to the success and growth of businesses and Not-for-Profit organisations across the UK. There are six categories within the awards:
7 Nov 2016
Do you need new trustees?
To celebrate Trustee Week (7-13th November) the Better Governance working group, part of the NE Together: Leaders Network for Social Change, has launched a range of new opportunities to encourage more people to become trustees of charitable organisations in the North East. An event on the 9th November for potential first time Trustees has attracted over 70 attendees from the private, public and voluntary sectors interested in exploring trusteeship.
2 Nov 2016
Useful governance resources now available for trustees
VONNE is part of a Better Governance Working Group that has come out of the North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change and one of the things we want to do is make it easier for organisations and individuals to access guidance and resources relating to governance, trusteeship and board membership of not-for-profit organisations. We have worked with our partners in the Better Governance Working Group to research and pull together a number of resources.
26 Oct 2016
Building Better Governance programme
North East Programme - September to November 2016 What is Building Better Governance? Getting your governance right can be tricky for nonprofit organisations. However, it is absolutely crucial for achieving your organisation’s mission. In partnership with academic and nonprofit organisations from across the region, Cass CCE is delighted to present the Building Better Governance programme for the North East. The programme is designed to share Cass CCE’s governance experts’ academic knowledge with sector leaders to improve governance effectiveness.
27 Jun 2016
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