23rd July 2019

We are delighted to share with you our latest Charity Group Bulletin, available for download via the following link:

Click here to download the latest UNW Charity Group Bulletin

In this issue, we have a note from Anne Hallowell, charity and not-for-profit partner at UNW. Anne shares her thoughts on the issue, and discusses how public trust and confidence affect the sector.

Furthermore, the Bulletin also contains an insight piece on ‘How to Build an Effective Trustees’ Report.’ According to the Charity Commission, there is a concern that many charities are not effectively communicating their public benefit or how they are spending their money. As a trustees’ report is required to provide a balanced view of a technical reporting and the charity’s aims, objectives, and performance, this article details how to demonstrate this successfully.

This issue also features a recap of our recent event ‘Communications and Relationship Building for Charities and Fundraisers,’ held in June 2019. At the event, our specialist guest speakers, Nevil Tynemouth and Danny Mitchell, provided a critical insight into the entire process of communication and demonstrated credible methods for attendees to improve their strategies. The recap details these methods for those who were unable to attend.

In addition, the Bulletin also contains an overview of the guidance recently published by the Charity Commission on how charities should manage their relationship with a non-charity; the article “Guidance for Charities with a Connection to a Non-Charity” is relevant to charities with a trading subsidiary, with an associated campaigning organisation, and who receive significant funds from (or pay funds to) a non-charity. This issue also covers the recent increase in the benefits of Gift Aid.

At the end of this release, you will also see the invite to our next event, “HR Essentials for Not-for-Profits,” which will be held on Friday, September 20th, at the UNW offices. If you would like to register your interest for the half day workshop, please get in touch with Maxine Johnston.

If you have any questions about the topics covered in this Bulletin, please feel free to contact a member of our Charity and Not-for-Profit team. Full contact details are included on the back page.

Please find our previous Charity Group Bulletins here.

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