Take early action on financial difficulties, says Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has published a set of reports as part of a wider programme to explore the financial resilience of the sector and highlight wider lessons for charities. The report launch forms the start of a campaign to communicate the wider lessons for charities.

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A risk perspective on people in charities

New in the series of risk management guides from Zurich Insurance (available on The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network), is ‘People power – Why trustees, staff, volunteers and donors matter’. It aims to show how getting “the people piece” right can empower organisations, help to mitigate risks, maximise productivity and boost donations.

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Get to grips with charity risk management

A guide to risk management for charities has been put together by the Charities Special Interest Group of the Institute of Risk Management.

The Charities SIG wants to make it easier for charities to understand, and implement, the basics of risk management, whatever their resources. The guide is clearly written without jargon, and aims to help voluntary organisations identify their priority risks and work out how to treat them.

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Reporting serious incidents to the charity regulator

Charities are being reminded of the need to report serious incidents (RSIs) to the Charity Commission, the charity regulator in England and Wales. It believes under-reporting is “preventing the Commission from assessing the true scale and nature of risks facing charities and putting some charities and their work at risk where the trustees need assistance to handle them”.

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