Building Resilience: The Missing Component of Business Continuity Planning

1 July 2020

Business continuity is the key discipline that sits at the heart of building and improving your resilience as an organisation, yet it is often noticeable by its absence within Charities.  It is a tried and tested methodology that organisations should adopt as part of your overall approach to managing any potential disruption that would impact […]

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How Resilient are your Home-based Working Arrangements?

29 June 2020

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 […]

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Increasing Resilience by Preventing Unnecessary Staff Issues

26 June 2020

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, […]

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How Robust is Your Charitable Governance?

25 June 2020

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. […]

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Is Your Charity Resilience or Compliance Focused?

24 June 2020

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 […]

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Risk Management: The Criticality of Correct and Adequate Insurance

19 June 2020

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 […]

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Covid-19 and the Gift of Time to Prepare for Uncertain Times

Covid-19 and the Gift of Time to Prepare for Uncertainty

22 April 2020

Recent Posts I am sure that the past few weeks, including the current period of lockdown, has been a very challenging, painful and at times bumpy one for many of you running churches and other charities. You may have had to furlough or even make redundant much valued members of staff, have taken a significant […]

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