11 Feb 2016
Many trustees of small charities don't understand their legal responsibilities and just accept whatever the chief executive says, a charity leader told a Parliamentary group yesterday.
A finance committe will take delegated responsibility on behalf of the board of trustees for overseeing all financial aspects of the charity so as to ensure short and long term viability and report back to the board accordingly.
A quick reference guide to model terms of reference for an audit committee
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
The Charity Commission has modified its approach to dealing with complaints about charities.
For those who serve as trustees or directors, there is a whole set of other questions which the more technical guides tend to bypass. Julia Unwin outlines five golden rules of good governance.
The role of the chair of trustees has evolved over the last decade, as indeed has governance, so it is important to use a job description which has kept up-to-date with these changes and which reflects the greater emphasis on leadership, strategy, risk, accountability and performance.
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