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ICSA helps charity professionals to achieve the highest standards of governance. We provide a wealth of resources to keep you up to date with the latest in charity law and regulation, as well as supporting your professional development. Get the latest thinking, advice and guidance to develop your charity governance.

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Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

This course is designed to support governance professionals, company secretaries, administrators, charity directors and charity officers.

It provides a sound understanding of the principles and practice of charity governance for registered and unregistered charities and identifies the skills that you need to deliver good governance in your organisation. Successful completion of the course leads to a qualification and is delivered via distance learning to fit around your other commitments.

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Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide

Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide

The essential publication on the legal and regulatory framework within which both registered and unregistered charities in England and Wales operate, as well as being the approved text for those taking the ICSA Level 4 Certificate in Charity Law and Governance.

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This updated version explores the meaning of governance in the charity sector and the link between law, good governance and the role of trustees in the stewardship of charitable funds and assets.


How to Run a Charity, 2nd edition

How to Run a Charity, 2nd edition

Packed with practical advice, How to Run a Charity offers the reader all the essential facts needed to set up and run a successful charity. From legal parameters and their practical impacts, to finance and managing assets, to the roles and responsibilities of charity boards and trustees, the book offers both theory and practice, with case studies to highlight not only where things can go right, but also where things can go (sometimes horribly) wrong.

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