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Effective Governance Workshop Series
To celebrate Trustees' Week 2016 we are running a series of governance workshops. The aim of the workshops is to understand the importance of good governance, how to comply with legislation and regulation and how to maintain an effective board.
The workshops will be delivered as two evening sessions on November 8th and 10th. They are structured on the expectation that participants will attend both sessions.
The first workshop will cover:
- What is effective trusteeship?
Exploring Trustees responsibilities, legal concepts and best practice through examples.
- Is your charity ready to carry out its purposes for the public benefit?
Explaining what makes a charity and the importance of the charity status, particularly from a taxation point of view. They will also consider charitable structures to enable delegates to understand what kind of organisation they are part of and how this affects what they can do and how they operate.
- How do you choose the right structure for your charity?
- How do you ensure your charity is compliant?
Exploring the legislation and regulations and how to not fall foul to them. Explaining the risk register and using examples to identify the common risks for charities and any additional risks your organisation may face.
- How to remain compliant with other laws and regulations relevant to your charity’s activities
The second workshop will cover:
- How do you make effective decisions?
How to achieve cohesion and what to do in difficult circumstances.
- How do you make sure you always act with reasonable care and skill?
Defining what is reasonable care, what skills should your board possess and when to take external advice.
- How do you generate the funds your charity needs to operate?
The fundraising options available, the pros and cons of each and also the new fundraising legislative and regulatory control.
There will also be the opportunity to have a short discussion on any particular problems and questions from and between delegates before we finish.
Refreshments will kindly be provided by hlw Keeble Hawson.
Trainer Bio: Michele Todd
Ranked by Legal 500 as a highly regarded Private Client practitioner in Yorkshire, Michele Todd heads hlw Keeble Hawson’s Private Client Department and is acknowledged for her growing expertise and reputation in the charity sector.
A full STEP qualified fee earner, Michele’s wealth of expertise comprises wills and probate along with tax planning and estate administration.
In 2010 Michele established a dedicated charity sector team with a comprehensive third sector offering spanning governance and taxation to employment.
A legal trustee of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity (2010-2015), Michele is also a board member of independent residential care home, Taptonholme, and is a regular media commentator.
**Please note that this workshop is split into two parts and hosted across two evenings**
Date: Tuesday 8 & Thursday 10 November
Time: 17:00 - 20:00 each day
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Small Charities Coalition
Small Charities Coalition is a national membership organisation that helps trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, tools and information they need to get going and do what they do best.
For more information visit www.smallcharities.org.uk