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Charity Strategy For People Who Don't Have The Time To Do Strategy

Posted 7/30/2020

Everyone's really busy and systems like a theory of change, can take a lot of time. But, strategy is critical and, if you're not doing it, who is? This article gives you a very quick way to work through creating yours and as a checklist, if you already have your strategic plan. It's downloadable as a toolkit from within the strategy questionnaire.

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Charity Due Diligence Checklist - Funder, Partner & Donor Risk Management

Posted 7/30/2020

Due diligence is carrying out reasonable checks on new funders, partners contractors or others to help ensure problems will not arise in working with them. This is risk management and, as such, a core responsibility for the CEO and trustees. You may not actually do it, but it's your responsibility to ensure that it's done.

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Charity Governance Code, But What Is Good Governance & How Can We Do It Well?

Posted 7/30/2020

This article provides a definition of good charity governance, outlines how the Charity Commission wants the Charity Governance Code to be used and gives you some key questions to test the effectiveness of your board's governance. Assess how good your charity's governance is, online in 30 mins, using the free Charity Excellence Framework.

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The questions are phrased brilliantly - challenging how we prioritise our management time." Ecosystems Knowledge Network

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