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10 key questions to ask before agreeing to become a Charity Trustee

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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...

A Blog - ‘Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society’

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In March of this year, the House of Lords in the UK published the Report ‘Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society’ following consideration of issues relating to sustaining the charity sector in the UK and the challenges of charity governance by the Select Committee on Charities.

The Report makes for very interesting reading and throughout its nearly 160 pages there is constant acknowledgement of the fundamental role charities play in civic life. We are reminded that charities are often in the front line of support for the most vulnerable people in society and are therefore in the best place to assess their needs. Charities not only provide, they inspire and innovate, and through their advocacy help shape laws,...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations

carmichael The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect on 25th May 2018. It will provide a modernised, accountability-based compliance framework for data protection all over Europe. Below are some points to consider in advance: Organisations must understand if they are a Controller or Processor: A data controller controls and is responsible for the keeping and use of personal information on computer, online or in structured manual files. If, on the other hand, you hold personal data, but some other organisation decides and is responsible for what happens to the data, then that other organisation is the data controller, and your organisation is a data processor. Examples of data processors include payroll companies, accountants and market research companies, all of...

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02.07.2015

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