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The Charity Commission has also published its inquiry decision into the Cowesby Trust.
The Commission concludes that Hugh Morgan-Williams acted as a sole trustee for a period of at least nine years.
…during this period there was no evidence of charitable activity and the only person to benefit from the charity was Mr Morgan-Williams.
Inquiries like these can be a useful learning moment for governance professionals. What would you have done in their position? Do you have the right policies and procedures in place?
Use our sample governance documents and templates to make sure your organisation has everything it needs.
Zoe Amar Digital and Cataylst have launched the Charity Digital Skills Report 2023. The report shares insights into charities’ digital skills, attitudes and behaviours.
The report offers a good moment to reflect on the existing strengths and development needs of your leadership team and trustees.
Our strategy and impact guidance can help you with planning.
Catalyst also has lots of useful digital strategy resources.
Trustees and governance professionals may find our divestment guidance and templates useful.
These could be used to guide board discussions around reviewing and implementing your ethical policy.
Use our advice and guidance to create and maintain good governance in your charity
All charities face risk. It could be the risk of losing money, injuring clients, bad publicity, or losing key staff or volunteers.
Join our risk management webinar on 13 September. Experts from Zurich Insurance will share the risk management processes that charities should be aware of and how to embed them in your organisation.
We run regular online trustee inductions and refresher courses over two half-days. We’re also offering brand new courses on the following areas.
We offer an eLearning module for trustees.
This course gives trustees a low-cost introduction to their roles.
We hold regular member assembly and welcome events.
The latest resources, events and training to help your organisation with its impact and evaluation
Latest updates on our influencing work, government policy and funding announcements
Policy and insight manager Sam Mercadante considers the implications of the Autumn Statement for charities
The latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary
Lessons from Trustees’ Week 2023 and upcoming dates for your diary
An update on what's happening in Westminster. Find out what the King’s Speech and government reshuffle means for charities
Why the government must act to cover the true cost of charities delivering public services
Read our open letter calling on the chancellor to ensure charities can continue providing essential services for communities
We launched a new campaign in the summer of 2023 to help trustees and charity leaders consider the environmental impact of their charities’ investments