In less than a week we’ve moved from having a government with a comfortable majority headed for hard Brexit and touting the 'strong and stable' message to a minority government with a severely dented ‘strong and stable’ reputation who may not be able to deliver the hard Brexit they’ve commited to.
In this guest post Steven Richardson, Partner at Haines Watts Newcastle, outlines the importance of charities having a robust reserve policy.
In recent years, the Charity Commission has highlighted the increasing need for charities to have a strong reserves policy in place. Given the current political, economic and social climate, this need has never been more important.
The report by IPPR North Civil Society Support in the North was published as part of a three-year programme of work by IPPR North on the state of civil society and the voluntary sector in the North of England.
In the wake of the shocking revelations about Oxfam and Save the Children I concur with Vicky Browning, CEO of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), in her recent tweet: “If we are going to continue to do the work we are most proud of, we must actively confront the parts of the sector we are most ashamed of”. Zero tolerance of abuse is vital.
By Nancy Doyle, Vice Chair of VONNE and Executive Director of Virgin Money Foundation
I became a trustee 4 years ago, and am just about to stand for reappointment for a final two year term. The experience has been incredibly valuable and my decision to offer to extend my term as Vice Chair of VONNE reflects the fact that the benefit has been two way. So what has been my trustee journey.
Guest blog by Janet Thorne, CEO Reach Volunteering
Reach has launched building boards for a digital age to increase the digital expertise of charity trustee boards. Working in collaboration with partners, we will be supporting boards to recruit ‘digital trustees’ and maximise their ability to lead their charities through this digital age.