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.

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A Northern Ireland charity update

Three quite short items of interest to any charities operating in Northern Ireland, and a little for the Republic too.

Good Governance roadshow

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Developing Governance Group, is running a series of seminars offering charities advice and information on the latest developments in charity regulation.

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Practical trustee guide on charity fundraising

New publication ‘Trustees and Fundraising: a practical handbook’ has been jointly produced by Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, ACEVO and NCVO. It “provides a one-stop shop for experienced and new trustees alike, to help a charity board pick its way through the complicated territory that is fundraising”.

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Updated fundraising guidance emphasises effective oversight

The Charity Commission has released its revised guidance for charity boards on fundraising from the public – ‘Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties’ (CC20).

The Commission news release headline is “Trustees must ensure fundraising reflects their charity’s values”.

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