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What every trustee needs to know about the new Sorp

3 Nov 2014 | Don Bawtree

Don Bawtree explains what trustees need to know about the new accounting standard.

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Sector awaits Lords decision on political advertising ban

The chief executive of Animal Defenders International, which went before the House of Lords this week to challenge the current ban on political advertising by campaigning groups, said victory could result in a “flood of advertising from charities”.

Understanding investment reports

Heather Lamont (head of charity business development, HSBC) helps trustees who are not investment specialists to understand an investment report

Professional risk

When things go wrong in a commercial environment, the provider is more likely to be held accountable.

BCP: the risk vaccine

How can you be sure that your charity could survive a crisis, asks Kieran McDonagh.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

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How to dismiss a troublesome trustee

Keith Smith, trustee at the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, and Shirley Otto, convenor of the Management Development Network Scotland, consider the options.

A bemused chair who has rather lost faith in people

David Green advises a chair who needs legal clarification following the loss of the charity's membership database.

Audit query - 'I'm being asked to confirm what I cannot possibly verify'

Don Bawtree offers advice to a trustee who says he and his fellow board members can't possibly confirm that all the relevant documentation has been passed to the charity's auditors, as required.

Steering clear of terrorists

Sush Amar offers some advice on how to avoid your charity falling foul of misuse by terrorists, fraudsters, money-launderers and others.

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