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Governance round-up: May 2024

Welcome to our monthly governance round-up. This month sees the launch of a consultation on the Charity Governance Code and new charity chair research.

The deadline to respond is 11 August 2024.

Radojka Miljevic, chair of the Charity Governance Code steering group said:

This consultation is an important opportunity for us to hear from the sector. As a vital tool for assessing good practice in governance, we want to make sure that the Code reflects the context charities are working in and that it can be used practically by organisations of all sizes.

The Charity Governance Code is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance. The Code draws upon the Charity Commission’s guidance, but is not a legal or regulatory requirement.

The Code sets principles and recommended practice for good governance. It’s designed to be a tool for continuous improvement. This Code was developed by a steering group with the help of over 200 charities, individuals and related organisations. It was last reviewed in 2020.

You should continue using the current version of the Charity Governance Code for governance reviews while the consultation is happening.

Publishing executive salaries

Recent analysis by Civil Society shows an increasing number of charities are sharing exact executive salary figures.

This goes beyond the minimum standard for reporting. Salary transparency is a strong step towards meeting the statutory duty of accountability for trustees.

Training and events

Bespoke training

When we deliver a bespoke in-house training course we can:

  • tailor the course content to meet your needs
  • reflect your policies
  • provide opportunities for your staff and trustees to discuss challenges and issues.

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Online governance training

We run regular online trustee inductions and refresher courses. We also offer courses on the following areas.

  • Fundraising responsibilities for trustees
  • Safeguarding essentials for trustees
  • Supporting good governance

Browse our upcoming governance training

eLearning induction for trustees

We offer an eLearning module for trustees.

This course gives trustees a low-cost introduction to their roles.

Member events

We hold regular member assembly and welcome events.

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