Support with Governance Issues

Small Charity Support can provide support on a range of governance issues in running a small charity.   This can be done though telephone conversations, e-mail, Skype,, face-to-face meetings, or by running workshops & training sessions.

But note that Small Charity Support cannot provide any professional advice or opinion, eg: on legal or financial matters.

 

Example Policies & Procedures

All charities are different, so there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to putting your policies together.   But there's nothing worse that staring at a blank sheet of paper devoid of ideas when trying to write a policy for the first time.
Small Charity Support offers a variety of example policies as starting points.

Some of the examples may be totally inappropriate for your particular situation.
At the other end of the scale, some of the example may only require minor tweaks to "fit the bill".

 

Simple Is Beautiful

Finance Management for Volunteer Trustees
"Professional" charity finance, with all its jargon and complexity, can be very daunting for the volunteer Treasurers of small charities.  
But it doesn't have to be.

Inspired by the iconic book, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, Small Charity Support provides a set of guidance notes to show how small charity accounts can be simple and understandable to all - and a practical spreadsheet to put those ideas into practice by "ordinary" volunteer Trustees without having to become "professional" accountants.

 

Starting a Small Charity

A series of leaflets covering a range of things that it's useful to know when trying to set up a small charity and get it registered with the Charity Commission.

 

Programme Planning

Bureaucratic masochism?   Irrelevant red tape?
"People don't plan to fail ..... They simply fail to plan"   (an old proverb)
Some guidance on how to go about Programme Planning, and a template to help you create one.

 

Quiz ScoreBoard

It's just a bit of fun !

If your charity runs quizzes, whether as social events or fundraisers (or both) this might be of interest