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Common governance pitfalls and how charity trustees can avoid them
October 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Effective governance is vital to promote public, funders’ and stakeholders’ trust and confidence in charities and should promote (and not hinder) effective operations.
Charity trustees are volunteers but despite this, Charity Law places a number of duties on charity trustees in addition to heavy regulation from The Charity Commission. Similarly, charities sometimes have a wider voting membership and issues can often arise where charity trustees must navigate difficult situations.
We will explore where governance can go wrong within charities, how problems are resolved and common pitfalls avoided in addition to exploring Charity Commission inquiries and regulatory cases to understand the lessons learned.
We will then explore briefly the final provisions of The Charities Act 2022 that are due to come into force at the end of this year.
Meet the speakers
Gerry specialises exclusively in charity law and has significant experience of advising charities and not-for-profit organisations. She is passionate about the charity and voluntary sector and enjoys engaging with charity trustees and CEOs to help them to fully discharge their legal duties and to fulfil their organisation’s charitable purposes.
Harriet specialises in charity law advising a variety of organisations in respect of their governance and regulation. She is very experienced in delivering trustee training to charity trustees and contributes to workshops and seminars to promote best practice in governance alongside Gerry Morrison at a range of sector conferences.