29 Oct 2013
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
In addition to the obvious disputes, charities can also face the same issues you would expect to arise at any organisation ranging from employment matters and contractual disputes to negligence actions and intellectual property infringements.
Legal advice is normally to treat volunteers differently to employees. However, with charities increasingly using volunteers in the delivery of contracts and tenders, it is advisable to have some form of legal agreement between the charity and a volunteer. The following model document needs to be tailored to the needs of your organization and taking legal advice is recommended.
Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.
Baroness Jill Pitkeathley provides some advice on handling trustees that don't fulfill their duties.
Charities have enjoyed measured success over the past twenty years by engaging in business-like practises. But has the recent recession provided reason for a move away from such activities? Stephen Lloyd considers.
The Charity Commission has found no evidence that Eelapatheeswarar Aalayam, a charity which advances the Hindu religion, has links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an organisation which is proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000.
INTERIGHTS has appointed Danny Silverstone as its next executive director. Silverstone takes over from the organisation’s chair Jeremy McBride who has been acting as interim executive director.
Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.