Governance

Our Governance and Charity Advice Service offers information and practical help about good governance for charities on a wide range of topics listed below. You can find out more about governance issues on our Governance and Charity Advice webpage or view our Governance Advice Notes for further support.

AGMs and company house filings

18 Dec 2020Denise Copeland COVID 19, Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, accountability, Charity Regulation

Companies, registered societies and credit unions that are due to hold an AGM in early 2021 will be glad to hear that they will be permitted to hold this online.

New training for 2021

15 Dec 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, skills, communication, webinars

We are excited to promote our new training calendar for the first few months of 2021 and we have packed a lot in to suit all sizes and types of organisation.

Trustees' Week 2020 was a hit with Trustees

6 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

Trustees’ Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the great work done by thousands of trustees. This year Trustees got the opportunity to brush up on their governance knowledge at our series of webinars for Trustees. 

Trustee annual reporting webinar recording

6 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual ReportingCharity Regulation, Governance, accounting, Webinar Recordings

If you missed our webinar on Trustee annual reporting for Trustees' Week you can watch it now at the link below. 

The Code of Good Governance in a virtual world webinar recording

6 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Governance (COVID19)Governance, COVID19 (Coronavirus), Webinar Recordings

If you missed the Developing Governance Group's webinar for Trustees' Week on the Code of Good Governance in a virtual world, you can watch it now below.  

What does being a charity trustee mean? webinar recording

5 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees week, Webinar Recordings

Sarah Finnegan, Head of Compliance and Enquiries at the Charity Commission for NI, kicked off Trustees’ Week with a webinar on What does being a charity trustee mean?

Great boards, Great Board members - Trustees' week

5 Nov 2020Sandra Bailie Governance and Charity Advicetrustees week, Governance, boards, Webinar Recordings

As part of Trustees' week 2020 we held a webinar on what makes and great board and becoming a great board member in partnership with BITC. It is part of a series of Skills Match webinars.

Trustees' Week 2020

23 Oct 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees

Trustees’ week is a time to recognise and value the work that thousands of Trustees do voluntarily for organisations of different sizes and purpose across the voluntary and community sector. 

Get Safe Online Global 24

9 Oct 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentinformation, Governance, cyber security, Training

Over the last few years, use of the internet has grown exponentially around the world, driven by the need for convenience, speed and choice on the one hand, advancing technology, wider availability and increasing confidence on the other.

Annual general meetings

2 Oct 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19)Governance, compliance

Organisations that are due to hold an AGM in the autumn will be glad to hear that new temporary rules have come into force which allow companies, registered societies and credit unions to hold general meetings online.