Our charities team understands the complex dynamics of running and maintaining a charity. To that end, our service is tailored to meet your individual requirements, particularly as regards costs and expenses.
We are deeply committed to your sector. We run a free Charity Forum, plus many of our team are trustees of charities or school governors and are familiar with the governance issues and pressures that the sector faces. Our extensive network of contacts enables us to offer a holistic approach to the operation of a charity or not for profit organisation. We also offer training sessions for charities on various topics from governance to funding.
Effective governance and structures are crucial in the success of your charity; they need to be modern, agile, compliant and limit risk and liabilities. We understand the complexities and difficulties in developing high standards of governance; everything needs to work together so that your charity can fulfil its vision.
Our experts can advise using their extensive experience and networks, on:
Useful link: Charity Governance Code
The financial security of your charity needs solid legal underpinning and there is a careful balance to be had between mission and values, and commercial necessities. We help you comply and protect yourselves commercially. In uncertain circumstances, or if your charity is thriving, all of your fundraising and income streams need robust protections in place.
Our charity law experts work with you and can advise on a range of complex issues:
Successful mergers are commercially sound; they will allow you to expand your services, motivate your team and volunteers and be in line with your vision and values. But how do you even know if a merger is right for you? Merging with another charity is a complex decision and is not one that should be taken lightly.
Whether you want to explore a partnership with a similar organisation, our experience and networks mean you really understand the process; we can advise on:
Property expansion, development or sale require expert advice. With specialist expertise, particularly with village halls and community centres, we have teams across the firm to help you with:
Running a charity that is truly innovative in its marketing, fundraising and communications to supporters and beneficiaries means that you need adequate, robust data protection policies. When you’re doing 100 things at once, policies like GDPR and data protection can get overlooked.
Our compliance experts have the knowledge to help you whether you’re starting out, enhancing your data, or when things go wrong. It’s all about continuous improvement to make sure you’re protected and not at risk of a data breach.
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