governance

Organisation Relationships

 Who you work with can be just as important as how you work

Finance

 Good financial management will keep your organisation efficient and effective...

Management vs Governance

The larger an organisation is, the easier it is to define the boundaries...

Understanding the differences

The governing body must govern; that is, it must provide leadership and strategy and must focus on the 'big picture'.

Managing People

Financial Responsibilities

 Keeping detailed records, on receipt, of all monies received...

Each organisation has significant financial responsibilities that must be taken seriously. These include:

Guidelines on Reserves Policies for Charities (March 2016)

Income needs to be spent promptly in line with prudent management of the finances.  

Responsibilities of Governing Body

 The specific responsibilities of company directors include complying with the Companies Act...

 Responsibilities of the governing body as a whole

Responsibilities of Officers

For a treasurer, you need a person who is good at figures, understands accounts, and can explain accounts in layperson’s terms... 

Your constitution, rules or memorandum and articles of association will usually specify whether your governing body comprises specific honorary officers.

Budgeting

Find out as much as you can about what is to happen and use your judgement as an organisation to work out a best case and a worst case scenario... 

In good times, you may have paid relatively little attention to budgeting or to monitoring outcomes against budgets and available resources, apart from project budgets and outcomes that y

Unincorporated Bodies

It is therefore a good idea to draw up a written constitution outlining the aims, activities and rules for running your group...

 

Unincorporated Association

An unincorporated association is a group that does not have a separate legal personality of its own.

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