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.

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. 

The Accelerator Programme with CFNI and NICVA

2 Sep 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, Fundraising, Governance and Charity AdviceAccelerator Programme, Webinar Recordings, Governance, Fundraising, Social Media

Between September 2020 and May 2021, NICVA worked with The Community Foundation for NI and Department for Communities to deliver the Accelerator Programme. 

Risk management guidance to help you move forward

17 Jul 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesFinance, Governance

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.  

Effective online trustee meetings webinar recording

3 Jun 2020Denise Copeland COVID 19, Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advicetrustees, Governance, Webinar Recordings

If you missed our webinar on 'Effective trustee meetings online'  you can watch it now via the link below.

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

29 May 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19)Governance, Finance, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.  

Trustee responsibilities under GDPR webinar recording

14 May 2020Denise Copeland Running your Organisation (COVID19), Governance (COVID19), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Governance, GDPR, Webinar Recordings

If you missed our recent webinar on 'Trustee responsibilities under GDPR'  you can watch it now via the link below. 

Managing finance in difficult times webinar

13 May 2020Denise Copeland Running your Organisation (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance, Webinar Recordings

If you missed our recent webinar on 'Managing finance in difficult times' delivered by Tony Clarke from Clarke & Co Accountants Ltd, you can watch it now via the link below. 

Wrongful trading provisions to be temporarily suspended for UK companies

10 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance

Charitable companies and their trading subsidiaries will be relieved to hear that the government is planning to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 June.