Charitable Resilience for Uncertain Times

Month: June 2020

How Resilient are your Home-based Working Arrangements?

Many organisations, including charities, were catapulted into home-based working arrangements as a result of the recent Covid-19 lockdown.  Although initially stressful and reactive, numerous organisations have generally settled well into this alternative form of working and have discovered a number of associated benefits.  For instance, improved productivity through staff not having long daily commutes and […]

Increasing Resilience by Preventing Unnecessary Staff Issues

An important, but sometimes weak area of an organisation’s overall resilience is its management of human resources. This can be the case with small to medium sized charities especially (though by no means exclusively) which do not have large teams or capacity to manage the often onerous requirements that can accompany staffing issues.  For instance, […]

How Robust is Your Charitable Governance?

The foundational building block of any charity is its system of governance.  Without sound governance structures and processes not only is a charity unlikely to comply fully with the myriad of often complex and onerous legal, regulatory and due diligence requirements, but from a resilience perspective it is likely to have many gaps and vulnerabilities. […]

Is Your Charity Resilience or Compliance Focused?

As a Charity, the likelihood is that much of your time and energy is taken up ensuring that you comply with the many and various legal obligations that apply to you. These are wide-ranging, encompassing such issues as health and safety, data protection, safeguarding, equal opportunities and diversity, financial and employment law. It is important […]

Risk Management: The Criticality of Correct and Adequate Insurance

A common, and potentially significant, resilience weakness in many organisations including charities is that they do not have the correct or adequate insurance cover in place.  Often this is because insurance proposal forms and policy wording are long and complex, making it difficult and time consuming to understand.  On other occasions insurance gaps are attributable […]