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We are about to start the process of converting from a CIC to a CIO and I wondered if anybody out there with experience would be able to have a look over our documents before we submit them?  I know...
Tess Linton
Dear All My name is Doreen,  I registered my CIC in 2021 and it's still going.  Running a CIC or a Not-for Profit organisation is new to me, so I need some guidance. I thought of writing here to see...
Doreen Hengari
I am really keen on finding a mentor. I am very new to the workings of a company. I have a very small outlay and we are aiming to do small-scale events in the autumn.  I would ideally love someone wh...
Rae Bowdler
I run a CIC on a voluntary basis (I'm also the founder) but as we are growing I am struggling as I work full-time as well, so I essentially have two full time jobs and realistically I can't continue...
Tess Linton
I'm CEO of a small - medium youth charity in London, we're in a period organisational growth & working through the challenges that come with this. I'm the charity founder so very much learning by tri...
Rosie Bensley
Hi all - looking for a bit of guidance. A CIC with a founder who currently does everything and receives no remuneration. CIC has been established for a few years and has grown exponentially. The foun...
Tina Vale
I've seen a few posts here by people like myself, who are running an organisation on a voluntary basis.  I wondered how many of us there are and whether you might like to have a virtual get together...
Tess Linton
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Please can anyone recommend a firm of solicitors that can advise us about charity law and specifically, accepting inv...
Ocean King
Hi everyone, I am new to being a charity trustee and looking for a mentor, help with upskilling, what good practice is.  Please can anyone help? It's for an animal rescue charity. Thanks!
Lavinia Dhesi
Hi all I am in the process of appointing two trustees to my CIC, but not sure how to go about it in informing Company House.   Any advice will be appreciated 🙏🏽
Doreen Hengari
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Fellow dyslexics or anybody in a leadership position who can provide constructive advice.  I work for a small health...
Ocean King
Hi everyone,  We are looking at doing a review of the governance of our small charity and I am preparing a brief for this to go out to tender. Does anyone have examples they could please share of sim...
Martha Stenhouse
Hi New to the community so apologies if this should be elsewhere...I'm in the progress of inviting a new Trustee to the board and unfortunately unable to locate and existing paperwork/digital version...
Sean Curran
If I have shares in a company that is also providing services to the charity for free, is there a conflict of interest? Because the company will definitely indirectly benefit from it's association wi...
MARIKO HOWARD-KISHI
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I have been running a charity organisation with my wife which has been personally funded for the past 4 years. Our pr...
Ocean King
Dear All,  We managed to apply to the Commission to change from being a charitable trust to being a CIO. And they approved the application! Hurrah! So we now have the two charities on the register -...
Victoria Talbot
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Can I be a CEO of a charity at the founder stage, or does it need to be a foundation? It isn't formed yet.
Ocean King
Hello  It would be great if someone could clarify, please? We are a very small charity considering set up as an Unincorporated Charitable association. One of the trustees will be the provider of the...
MARIKO HOWARD-KISHI
Hi  Our board is looking to write a new CEO Succession Plan. Does anyone have an existing one that they can share?
Natalie Melling
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I work for a project, which is currently part of a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Not all of its work i...
Ocean King
Hi all,Does anyone have non-exec directors and trustees working together at their charity, or know anything about how this would work? I have some understanding of the similarities/ differences betwe...
Hattie Clayton
Hi guys  I would kindly like some advice on CIC companies, as we are under going an audit with the local council and its been 7 months. Could someone please help me how long the time frame should be?...
dee gul
We are a well established  small-medium sized not-for-profit organisation registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.   Our Board is seeking to engage an independent g...
Sally Richens
Must a CIO have a Board Secretary who is a Trustee and a Treasurer who is a Trustee, or can these roles be undertaken by volunteers who are not themselves Trustees but report to The Board of Trustees...
David Donaldson
Good morning and Happy New Year I would like some clarification please, hope you can help. I have told the team that they are unable to pick up and drive clients to a social event they are attending...
Liz Jenkins
Hello everyone,  I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful week. How do you manage your risks and ensure compliance with charity regulations in your organisation? For background, I am a trustee on two char...
Julien Haye
We have just been offered, and turned down, the ownership of a piece of land (actually a disused dam on a river) that could be used to enhance the environment and improve access. We turned it down be...
Geoff Roberts
Our charity was de-registered with company House. Is there a way we re- register it ? Anyone with such experience and guide us. Cheers, Siraji
Siraji Kimaka
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We, a group of ladies run a very small charity but are still waiting for our charity number to be issued. We need hel...
Ocean King
Hi all, I am an admin volunteer for a small charity and I have been asked to assist in creating a way to manage their policies. Is there anywhere that states how often certain policies should be revi...
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