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ICAEW champions volunteering

by Kristina Kopic

3 months ago by Fraser Duckworth

At ICAEW, we celebrate volunteering and encourage our members to offer their skills and time to charities, especially now that good financial management skills can make all the difference to a charity that has suffered significant loss of income over the last months. Accountants who volunteer as trustees can help charities by asking the right questions about the charity’s finances, business mod...

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“I would not change being a trustee for the world”

by Dale Archer

about 1 year ago by Dale Archer

Happy Trustees Week 2019! To celebrate this annual event we’re showcasing the great work that ICAEW staff do as trustees – read on to be inspired about how you can also make a difference. Helen Carter is Legal Policy and Compliance Manager at ICAEW and a trustee of Niemann Pick UK (registered charity number 1144406).                 Diane Waller is Committee Administrator and a trustee of the H...

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Hear what users had to say about ICAEW’S online Trustee Training Modules

by Dale Archer

about 1 year ago by Dale Archer

ICAEW’s online Trustee Training Modules have been produced to help trustees feel confident in their role. We caught up with a couple of people who have completed the modules to find out what they thought.   Martin Bostock was Chair of Young Citizens until March this year. Sherv Cheung is Senior Audit Assistant in the Internal Audit team at the Donkey Sanctuary.     What was your overall impress...

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Engaging sessions and first-time showcases at the ICAEW Charity Conference 2019

by Gillian McKay

over 1 year ago by Dale Archer

Gillian McKay, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector ICAEW, shares her thoughts and feedback on the recent ICAEW Charity Conference. ICAEW held its 2019 annual charities conference on 28 June, I hope you were able to attend and enjoyed the day. For me it is always a great opportunity to meet so many members working in the sector, hear their concerns, and to share information regarding the techni...

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London Plus, championing civil society

by Margaret Cooney

over 1 year ago by

London Plus is the ‘hub’ body for the capital’s 120,000 plus voluntary and community organisations that form part of civil society in London. We arrived at an interesting time for civil society as the boundaries between the state, voluntary, private and public sectors in supporting civil society have become more blurred.  London Plus also emerged out of a shared consensus that although social a...

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Recruiting charity trustees - a practical guide

by Penny Wilson

over 1 year ago by Poppy Bragg

The charity Getting on Board has just launched free guidance for the charity sector: How to Recruit Trustees for your Charity – a Practical Guide. We asked CEO, Penny Wilson, what prompted the guidance and how it could help to change the way charity leaders are recruited. Getting on Board’s research shows that there are great benefits to being a trustee: 96% say they’ve learnt new skills, 22% g...

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Feel confident in your role as a charity trustee

by Lynn Cadman

almost 2 years ago by Christopher Martino

January saw the launch of the new Volunteering Community – and with it ICAEW’s new online Trustee Training Modules.  We caught up with co-author of the modules, Lynn Cadman, to find out more about this online training and why she wanted to be involved in the project. I’ve been a charity trustee for a few years now.  It is incredibly rewarding, giving you the opportunity to enhance your skills a...

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Confessions of a new trustee

by Lynn Cadman

about 2 years ago by Poppy Bragg

Trustees’ Week 2018 is taking place 12 – 16 November and is a chance to celebrate all things trustee-related: championing existing trustees, inspiring new ones and informing people from all walks of life about using their skills and experience to support good causes.  So what better opportunity to reflect on my own experience of joining a board this year? Here are my ‘confessions’ of a new trus...

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Being a Charity Trustee - Busting the Myths

by Lynn Cadman

about 2 years ago by Poppy Bragg

As Trustees' Week 2018 begins we thought we’d correct a few of the myths surrounding trusteeship… Myth no.1: Trusteeship is only for people in senior professional roles or who are retired Ok so it’s correct that the average trustee is aged 60-62 and that 60% of trustees have a professional qualification (according to Taken on Trust (2017)).  However, that doesn’t mean that trusteeship is only o...

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Case study: Insight into life as a charity trustee

by Mary Hardy

over 2 years ago by Poppy Bragg

I volunteer as a Trustee for CABA, the charity that supports the wellbeing of past and present ICAEW members and their families, and which partners with ICAEW to provide www.icaewvolunteers.com. I also chair CABA’s Audit and Risk Committee (ARC).    Preparing and attending board and committee meetings are a crucial part of my role, as well as balancing the current demands on the organisation wi...

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