Practical tips on running successful virtual board meetings, as well as insights into how to manage board dynamics digitally.
Volunteering Community members have professional liability insurance for UK volunteering activities included as part of their membership fee.
Six online training modules covering the duties, obligations, operational and strategic considerations of trustees.
ICAEW's popular Charity Conference takes place on 26th June, 2020 in London. Register your interest today on our events website via the "Notify me" button to be one of the first to be informed as soon as this conference is bookable.
Charity regulation and legislation
1 April 2020: the disruption caused by coronavirus has led the Charities SORP-making body to issue a new set of guidelines
Due to the exceptional current circumstances, the SORP-making body is issuing advice on the financial reporting implications that may arise from the measures being put in place to contain the impact of the COVID-19 virus.
Reporting a modified audit or independent examination opinion as a serious incident to the relevant UK charity regulator.
Updated guidance for trustees to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
The Charity Commission’s guide to the key duties of all trustees of charities in England and Wales, and what trustees need to do to carry out these duties competently.
The Charity Commission’s questions provide a useful guide for trustees to identify any areas of weakness.
Charity Commission guidance explaining the basics of financial responsibility when running a charity. It covers everyday financial management and broader resource issues such as staff and volunteers.
Charity Commission guidance for trustees explaining what is involved in an independent examination of a charity’s accounts and when a charity can opt for an independent examination in place of an audit.
NCVO resources for volunteers. Includes extensive resources on managing charities, events, courses, research and news relevant to the charity sector.
Past newsletters and consultations
Features and articles published in the February 2019 edition of ICAEW's Volunteering Community Newsletter.
Features and articles published in the November 2018 edition of ICAEW's Charity & Voluntary Newsletter
From ICAEW's volunteering blog
Margaret Cooney expains how London Plus became the ‘hub’ body for the capital’s 120,000 plus voluntary and community organisations that form part of civil society in London.
ICAEW's Head of Charity & Voluntary Sector, Gillian McKay, celebrates the role of the London Marathon as one of the UK’s biggest single fundraising events in the year that will see the amounts raised for charities since its inception in 1981 break the £1 billion mark.
How accountants' transferable skills can support society beyond the workplace
In early 2019, the charity Getting on Board launched free guidance for the charity sector: How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity – a Practical Guide. Its CEO, Penny Wilson, explained what prompted the guidance and how it could help to change the way charity leaders are recruited.
Lynn Cadman speaks about ICAEW's new trustee training modules
Poppy Bragg gives nine reasons why volunteering is the New Year’s Resolution to make (and keep) in 2019
Jayne Hill of CABA writes about how to stay well during the festive period and highlights how volunteering can help with your mental health.
Trustees’ Week 2018 is taking place 12 – 16 November and is a chance to celebrate all things trustee-related. Here are Lynn Cadman's ‘confessions’ of a new trustee