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Risk assessment and improving our work

Wednesday April 3, 2019

OSCR's Head of Professional Advice and Intelligence Laura Anderson provides an update on OSCR's latest developments in this area.

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5 Excuses for Not Having Young Trustees

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Cordelia Sampson, Chair of Trustees, Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal talks about why charities don't have young trustees.

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Community Asset Register (CAR)

Monday December 17, 2018

Late last year, SFRS (Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) launched a Community Asset register (CAR) across all three of Scotland's Regional Resilience Partnership areas in the North East and West of the county. Find out more about the system in this blog.

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Cyber Essentials – 5 basic questions

Thursday December 6, 2018

David McNeill, SCVO's Director of Digital, speaks about Cyber Essentials and the potential grants charities can apply for to help them receive accreditation.

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VLOG: Introduction to charity investments guidance

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Julie Hutchison of Aberdeen Standard Investments introduces 'Charity Investments: Guidance and Good Practice’.

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Financial governance – tips for Trustees

Friday November 16, 2018

In the final blog in our series celebrating Trustees Week, Jenny Simpson, Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, looks at the information Trustees need to demonstrate sound financial governance of their charity.

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Appointing Trustees

Thursday November 15, 2018

In the fourth of our blogs celebrating Trustees Week, Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, Jenny Simpson, looks at the governance processes charities should consider when appointing new Trustees.

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Protecting your charity tax status in one simple step

Wednesday November 14, 2018

In the third in our series of guest blogs for Trustees Week, Jenny Simpson, head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, explores a relatively minor failing in governance but one which could have major implications for charities.

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Trustee Governance - conflicts of interest and related party transactions

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Celebrating Trustees Week, the second in our series of guest blogs exploring common governance issues in charities, Jenny Simpson, Partner and Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset LLP, looks at conflicts of interest and related transactions.

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The impact of missed trustee meetings

Tuesday November 13, 2018

In the first of a series of guest blogs for Trustees Week, exploring the most common governance issues we see in charities in charities, Jenny Simpson, Partner at Wylie & Bisset LLP and Head of the specialist Charity Services team discusses attendance by Trustees at Board and Sub-Committee meetings.

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