Blogs on NI charity reporting, data protection

A couple of new blog platforms/articles of interest around charity admin and management.

Impact of new data protection rules

On Scotland’s Third Force News, a partner at MacRoberts LLP has already written an overview of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) and the potential impact it may have on the third sector – ‘Brexit doesn’t mean charities can forget about data protection‘. She now takes a closer look at the impact of the GDPR on fundraising and marketing.

N Ireland regulator communications

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has set up its own blog site “which will offer information, updates and advice straight from the Commission’s management team”, according to their news item.

First up is ‘Annual reporting – the next chapter for registered charities‘.

Registration as a charity with the Commission is a one off, compulsory process. However, once registered, all charities are then required to report annually to the Commission on their activities, governance and resources.

For many charities, this will be the first time they will have to report annually to a regulator, with accounts and reports submitted under annual reporting published on the charity’s register of charities entry.

A good starting piece for any charities operating in Northern Ireland who are out of the loop on this.