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Spread The Word About Your Compliance With The Governance Code!



In the wake of recent scandals in the community, voluntary and charity sector, and with greater public scrutiny of the sector, it is more important than ever to highlight your organisation’s good work and achievements. This reassures your stakeholders and the public at large that you are serious about ensuring the best possible service and value for those who access and support your organisation.


Compliance with the Governance Code provides your organisation with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the highest possible governance standards.



Good Governance Awards Launched



Carmichael Centre Good Governance Awards for Community, Voluntary & Charitable organisations


The Community, Voluntary and Charity (CVC) sector is facing unsettled times. Public sector funding has been cut and voluntary donations are under pressure, this has been coupled with the exposure of poor practice in several leading charitable organisations. In these tough times, strong governance is more important than ever and that CVC organisations respond effectively and quickly to emerging risks to deliver their objectives.


In this challenging context, the Carmichael Centre Good Governance Awards...

10 key questions to ask before agreeing to join a Not-For-Profit board



Putting yourself forward for consideration or responding positively to an invitation to become a board member of a not-for-profit organisation is a very important and needed act of civic responsibility. The thousands of not for profit organisations play a critical part in society's response to a wide range of human needs.  Many are small groups surviving on very limited resources, but are tackling large problems. Through the passion, commitment and activities of these groups, a wide range of needed services and supports are delivered in areas such as health, social services, education, emergency relief, sports and culture. There are tens of thousands of people engaged daily in providing these services. They...

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Make sure you know who your membe...

Derek O'Reilly

  If your charity is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), a lack of clarity about who precisely are your members can lead to unintentional breaches of company law and/or your Constitution...



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