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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
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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: 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: 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
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
Hi everyone Our board want me to compare these two board portals (which I can do!). But would be great to hear users' reviews on either (or both) if you would like to share. Many thanks, Sally
Sally Oglesby
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Chair refusing to tell trustees to stay out of day to day running of project. I am an employee and have had trustees...
Rose Cruickshank
We have recently set up a charity to encourage collaboration amongst researchers for the advancement of biomedical education. On 'My Charity Commission Account' I am asked to write policies. What sha...
Ahmad Waseem
I am a paid, part time project manager for a registered charity and I would like to approach my husband to become a trustee as he has experience and knowledge in the employment sector and I think he...
anna marie keane
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Would you have the husband of your only employee as a trustee? We are a very small charity who have only had a paid e...
Ocean King
We are a global membership charity and looking to capture the ethnicity of our members who are based all across the world.  It's a minefield trying to set a list inclusive enough but not too cumberso...
Debs Waller
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Hello! Hoping for a bit of advice today. Do members feel that if a trustee gives a regular sizeable donation to the c...
Ocean King
Hello all It's me again with a bit of an odd query, please? I have someone who would be a CEO but is asking that they be: a)   paid  a wage b)   needs a controlling influence due to the fact they rep...
MARIKO HOWARD-KISHI
Perfect storm has resulted in the fact that I as Co-Founder (no longer a Trustee) have  been asked to Chair Trustee meeting as interim solution to the fact that Chair just had a baby - our constituti...
Bernice Hardie
The given CIO's constitution says that trustees can stand for reappointment at the end of the term. I am curious as to what actually happens if they do stand for reappointment but there in not a sing...
Anna W
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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