Impact practice – user voice, small charities, media coverage

New from think-tank New Philanthropy Capital is ‘User voice: Putting people at the heart of impact practice‘. The report explains how charities can best harness the views and needs of their beneficiaries in order to improve their impact. It gives a step-by-step guide, and highlights organisations already adopting various ways of involving and empowering their beneficiaries.

Recognising small charity impact

Recognising the valuable contribution small charities make‘ is a blog from the chief executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation. » Continue reading news item ... “Impact practice – user voice, small charities, media coverage”

Rules on convictions and charity trustees, senior managers

On the blog of Clinks, the support body for offenders and families organisations, ‘Trustee or senior manager of a charity and have convictions? Are you affected by the Charities Act 2016?’.

This has been written by a co-director of Unlock, which has taken an active interest in the extensions to the rules on trustee eligibility that become law through the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. » Continue reading news item ... “Rules on convictions and charity trustees, senior managers”

Being a good trustee to strengthen your charity

This year’s Trustees’ Week, focusing on “Stronger Charities through Good Leadership”, is currently under way. Here are some useful items produced as a result. If others appear in the next day or two (quite likely) they may be added here too.

From CharityComms, ‘Understanding communications: a brief guide for charity trustees’. Request a download (6 page pdf, 168KB, email address required) via their article ‘Friends at the top: getting to know your trustees‘, giving some thoughts from a communications worker perspective. » Continue reading news item ... “Being a good trustee to strengthen your charity”

Draft of significant update to charity governance code

A draft for a new version of the Code of Good Governance has been published for consultation. Civil Society News says that this is a radical update. It proposes that trustee boards must consider mergers with other charities or winding their charity up, if other organisations are seen to be fulfilling similar charitable purposes more effectively.

NCVO’s news release also highlights new features and higher standards in the code. » Continue reading news item ... “Draft of significant update to charity governance code”

Useful resources when starting in HR

Workplace relations experts Acas have recently produced ‘New to HR – Helpful Acas resources for you‘. This collection of guidance, tools and materials has been developed from customer feedback on what they would have found most helpful when first starting in HR.

Sections include: Recruitment and induction, Contracts, Pay, Managing discipline and grievance, Managing absence, Holidays, Managing appraisals and performance, Redundancy, TUPE.

Much should be of use to managers with personnel responsibilities.

Charity Commission updates guidance on serious incidents, launches anti-fraud resource

The Charity Commission is consulting on proposed updates to its guidance for charities ‘What to do if something goes wrong: reporting serious incidents’. The guidance

aims to help charities identify what to report and when. Listing the most common types of incidents, the guidance explains what should be reported to the Commission (as well as to the police and other regulators). New checklists and a table of examples of what, and what not, to report to the Commission are included.

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