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During Small Charities Week, 18 - 23 June, NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisation) is opening up its members-only content. This includes downloadable resources such as a financial procedures manual and their Study Zone videos on understanding and assessing impact.

After Oxfam: what lessons for Chairs?

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 5.30 pm - 8:00 pm, central London

NPC are holding an event to help trustees understand their role in learning from impact data and how to report on this.

Learning and impact reporting: how trustees should use impact data


2 July 2018, 4pm–6pm, followed by drinks, central London

The Association of Chairs have a free briefing that explores how the chair can help the board take a strategic approach to managing risk without getting bogged down in detail.

As a follow up to their report  - Diversity in Governance, the what, how and why - NPC are hosting a free breakfast seminar:

The Charity Governance Awards are an annual recognition of outstanding governance.  You can read the inspiring stories of the winners in seven categories:

Charities working together

Tuesday 12th June 2018, 8:30am - 9:30am, central London

Serious incidents- how to recognise and survive them.
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10.00 - 13.00, Central London

Many small charities employ sessional or freelance staff without fully understanding when those arrangements might be considered employment by HMRC and lead to legal responsibilities.

Voluntary Action Lewisham is recruiting a new chairperson - could it be you? 

Knowhow Nonprofit has published a useful checklist written by Gillian Murray that guides small charities in achieving good governance and applying the Charity Governance Code.

The Association of Chairs is starting a new programme - called Beacon - for Chairs of smaller charities. Sign up to Beacon’s e-bulletin to:

 The Charity Commission has published a new guide to help trustees understand their responsibilities that will be sent out to new trustees.

The Open University's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership has a free online course on Voluntary Sector Leadership that will help you:

- approach leadership in a more energetic and thoughtful way

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research has created a resource website for trustees and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations. As well as articles there are videos on topics such as cross sector working, mergers, strategy and core funding.

The Association of Chairs are running a New Chairs’ briefing session

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 2pm - 5pm
at CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), London, EC4

Please visit their website to book 

Just a reminder that if your charity's year end is 31st March you need to complete your online annual return to the Charity Commission by 31 January.

Chair's Challenge series: Avoiding legal pitfalls
21 March 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  

A clean sweep for the New Year?

Perhaps to coincide with all those New Year resolutions, there is a lot of training for trustees being advertised. Here are some of the events on offer: