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We help 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.

Qualification 

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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One-day training courses

The Role of the ChaRity Secretary

Charity secretaries serve a critical role – but it is easy for newcomers to feel overwhelmed. Trustees. Regulators. Beneficiaries. Each generates their own needs and requirements. With this practical course, you will gain the confidence to undertake the core duties of the charity secretary, insight into the relationship with trustess, regualtors and beneficiaries and advice on hands-on skills like meetings and decision making.

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Essential Charity Governance

Working for a charity offers unique opportunities and rewards, though there can also be challenges. In particular the responsibility for good governance and compliance, which can feel overwhelming. Kirsty Semple is a Chartered Secretary who has worked with charities for more than ten years. Benefit from her expertise – and develop your own – with this essential course.

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Books

Charity Checklists, 2nd edition

Using a clear step-by-step approach and taking you through a range of common processes, this book will transform the way your charity operates in its everyday tasks. 

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Charity Handbook, 4th edition

An indispensable companion for charity secretaries and anyone involved with running a charity; key features include a detailed review of the legal and regulatory requirements, best practice guidance, timetables, and sample documents. 

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Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide

This text 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. 

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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.  

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