Risk management guidance to help you move forward

17 Jul 2020 Denise Copeland    Last updated: 30 Jul 2021

Many boards will be faced with making difficult decisions in the near future so it is imperative that they are getting the right information to help achieve the best outcomes for their organisations.  

Since lockdown, charities and other not for profit organisations have found themselves having to manage a new way of working: some have had to temporarily close their doors while many others have been able to deliver partial services online or by safely adopting social distancing and protective measures to deliver new or existing services.  

Government assistance has helped many organisations via the furlough scheme but now that this assistance is being reduced and will be coming to an end in October,  it is necessary for all boards to re-assess not only their financial situation but their entire operations to ensure they have an effective management process going forward.   

Some difficult decisions may need to be taken and thankfully there is a wide range of good guidance to help boards make effective decisions.

Take time to listen to or read the following guidance 

The following webinar recordings and guidance should help boards to think about the various risks that their organisations may be facing but also, very importantly, how they are planning to manage these risk. 

Managing finance in difficult times with Tony Clarke

Financial planning with Rosemary Gallagher

Creating/reviewing your reserves policy

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties 

Returning to work guidance 

Test, Trace and Protect webinar with public health agency

Supporting mental health in the workplace with LRA 

Board leadership: supporting your charity through the next phase of coronavirus, NCVO

Making decisions in tough times, NCVO

Strategic tools for SME Crisis Management, QUB

Cyber security and coronavirus scams

All Covid 19 related guidance including HR, Funding and Governance 

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by Denise Copeland

Governance and Charity Advice Manager

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