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Hello, How mature is your organisation's risk and governance framework? I recently completed a pro-bono project for the CEO of a charity I connected with on this forum, and I would be happy to share...
Julien Haye
I am thinking of joining an organisation as a new Director, but the organisation has a financial history in deficit before covid. They have some partnerships, but these are not well developed. What w...
Charm Marcus
Governance Trending
I have recently taken over a charity with new trustees that was established 28 years ago. Over the years, this charity has helped thousands of people with their mental and physical wellbeing. It has...
Chaim Grunnfeld
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Does anyone remember seeing the insightful ACEVO report In Plain Sight back in 2019. Yep, a million years ago. It rea...
Rose Cruickshank
Leadership Trending
I need help, I have been a CEO for a disability charity for 5 years, the charity and work are thriving.  We recruited new board members and my life at work is now unbearable, only when I deal with th...
Anonymous Posting
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This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I work for a charity trust and have been observing and listening to staff members concerns about the chair person wor...
Rose Cruickshank
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Hi all, I work at a CIC sport club the owner/operator has got a start up loan in her name for equipment and has drawn...
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: A charitable trust that I’m working with has received consent from the Commission to alter its governing document in...
Ocean King
Hi, Can a charity that is an Unincorporated Members Association change to a foundation CIO (as opposed to an association CIO)? Regards, Farasat
I'm Trustee to a small charity that has raised over £5000 last year so we need to apply to the charity commission. After a lot of research i think the CIO foundation model would be most appropriate b...
Joy Clay
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous:  Hi all, please help me understand how to shift from unpaid founder of a charity to a paid CEO in Scotland.
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Is there a source that compares charities in terms of staff, expenditure, etc.? For example, is there a source that c...
Ocean King
I'm opening a new charity I have completed a research project to determine that there is a desperate need for this service. I'm looking for advice around how I can pay wages. One member is on the com...
Raf Hussain
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I have discovered that I & several other parents have been added to an Early Years Charity as trustees, without conse...
Ocean King
Hi all,  I founded a charity back in 2018 and until recently we've been entirely volunteer run. We've now got our first staff member on a freelance basis which is great, and they report into me. As t...
We have recently set up a CIC and in order to apply for funding we need liability insurance amongst other things in place. We have set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for this.  Is there any advi...
allison emery
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I’m struggling with my co-founders and need some words of wisdom. We set up a CIC very recently, and basically, perso...
Ocean King
Hello 👋  I am after some advice.  I founded my charity in September 2020 and became a Trustee.  Last year due to funding & grants being hard to get as a small Charity I invested £60,000 into the cha...
Angela Gregg
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous:  I have recently undertaken the role of Program Coordinator for a small charity running Programs for post-cancer indi...
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Our Charity is in the process of writing a succession plan to recruit a new Chair of Trustees. We anticipate our curr...
Ocean King
Hello, my first post here! I've been struggling to get the CIC I founded 2 years ago funding and support and have found some quality people to be potential directors as part of an advisory board.  I...
Paul Clayton
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I am writing for your advice and recommendation as we need to amend our Memorandum of Articles. Our M&A are now very...
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I am reaching out to other funders to ask what their approach is when it comes to conducting due diligence on CICs an...
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous:  We are CIC with aims to support and work with communities & for communities. Can we incorporate the word 'foundation...
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Hi everyone, I need advice. I run an inspiring CIC involving young people in outdoor activities. We doing amazing wor...
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Removal of a director from a CIC - need some advice on how to remove a director from our CIC - we have three (inc me)...
Ocean King
Hello Do you work for (or know of) a charity that pays Trustees? The Charities that I work with don't pay Trustees... One of the Charities I work with has a trading subsidiary, and the NEDs who sit o...
Sally Oglesby
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Is it ok for a chairperson and husband to purchase things they think are for the charity not asking members but then...
Ocean King
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Is it ok to have the owner of the charity and her life partner signing up for a bank account in the charity's name?
Rose Cruickshank
Hello everybody, for the very first time we have come across a grant application that asks "Are any of your organisation's governing body, operational staff or payment authorisers related or living t...
Chiara Canal
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