The high profile collapse of the Kids Company charity last year and the more recent mismanagement crisis at the Citizens Advice Scotland, have highlighted how vitally important it is that charity trustees fully understand and execute their roles and responsibilities.
To help ensure trustees fulfil their duties effectively, Price Bailey is holding a series of free training seminars throughout the region aimed at providing existing trustees, or those looking to become trustees, with an understanding of the role, how to best discharge the responsibilities appropriately, and practical tips on how to be a trustee.
The first seminar is co-hosted with Stone King Solicitors covering the legal responsibilities, and Price Bailey covering accountability and stewardship, how to deal with the strategic aspects of managing a charity and delegation, particularly with special roles, committees and staff.
The second will focus on strategic planning for charities and the third will provide charity trustees and senior managers with a high level summary of key developments in the sector over the last year, including a round up on the latest in accounting, tax and VAT, and how these will impact on future activities.
The events will be taking place in Cambridge, Norwich and London from September through to December. Full details are available at www.pricebailey.co.uk/events.
“The role of charity trustee is not to be taken lightly,” said Price Bailey Partner and Head of Charities, Helena Wilkinson. “Trustees are responsible and accountable for the charity’s strategic planning, its governance, finances and ensuring probity, so it is essential that they receive adequate training to avoid falling foul of the law.”