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Cyber 101 - Resilience advice for small charities from Police Scotland

Tuesday February 9, 2021

James McGoldrick (Cyber Protect Officer, Police Scotland) talks about cyber resilience for charities and an upcoming event as part of Cyber Scotland Week 2021.

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Scottish Tech Army – Mobilising Scotland’s Tech Talent for good

Monday February 1, 2021

Kirsty McIntosh, Head of Partnerships at the Scottish Tech Army, talks about how it was founded and the projects they have been working on.

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Brexit – What action can my charity take now?

Monday December 21, 2020

Chris Kennedy, one of OSCR's Policy managers, talks about Brexit, what key areas affect charities and what actions can be taken.

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Spotlight on going concern considerations for charity trustees

Tuesday December 15, 2020

Christine Scott, Head of Charities and Pensions at ICAS, urges trustees who are planning their year end account preparation and applying the Charities SORP, to use the ICAS practical tailored guidance.

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Fundraising and COVID-19

Monday November 23, 2020

Jude Turbyne, OSCR's Senior Manager: Policy and Improvement, talks about the impact of COVID-19 and fundraising on charities.

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Scottish Veterans Fund Opens

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Ally Forrester talks about the Scottish Veterans Fund which was launched last month.

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Building on trust

Monday September 28, 2020

OSCR Data and Research Manager Louise Meikleham reflects on the findings from our Public and Charity Surveys 2020.

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Where are the Trustees in the Trustees Annual Report

Wednesday September 16, 2020

In this blog, Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) Director Steven Marwick shares how their trustees got involved in shaping their Trustees' Annual Report.

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Charities and going concern: the whole story

Wednesday September 9, 2020

Christine Scott, Head of Charities and Pensions at ICAS, talks about new guidance for charities on going concern.

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An unequal picture – the impact of COVID-19 on Scottish Charities

Friday August 7, 2020

OSCR Policy and Research Engagement Manager Louise Meikleham reflects on the full data tables from our survey on the impact of COVID-19 on Scottish charities.

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New protocol for land owning charities

Wednesday July 8, 2020

Sally Reynolds from the Land Commission talks about a new protocol that sets out the practical expectations for charities owning land in Scotland

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Fraud and Foundations

Monday July 6, 2020

Emma Hutchins from the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) talks about their new guidance tackling grant fraud.

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COVID-19 causing disagreement and conflict? We are here to help!

Monday May 18, 2020

May Millward, from Scottish Mediation, talks about the challenges of COVID-19 for work teams, charities and businesses and how mediation can help

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Charity annual reports and accounts – reading them through the right lens

Friday May 15, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on a charity’s finances mean that they are unlikely to look similar or comparable to previous years. It is very important for anyone reading the accounts to understand the differences, particularly when considering potential donations or other funding. In this blog, OSCR’s Head of Professional Advice and Intelligence Laura Anderson explains how to read these reports and accounts through the right lens.

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Giving Funds: A great way to support the COVID-19 response

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Val Surgenor talks about supporting charities by giving money and what to consider when thinking about where and how to give money.

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Serious and Organised Crime Taskforce Resource

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Jim Hislop talks about the Serious and Organised Crime Taskforce Resource and the help needed to refresh the resource.

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What will be discussed in the 'Strengthening Scotland’s charity sector' event at The Gathering 2020

Friday January 31, 2020

This joint blog from OSCR, SCVO and the Scottish Government outlines what each organisation will bring to the event.

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ACOSVO's Leadership Jobs Board

Wednesday December 4, 2019

ACOSVO's Member Services Manager, Phili Wetton, talks about the new service which was launched in September.

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Why is the Charity Regulator talking about freedom of information?

Thursday November 21, 2019

Caroline Monk, OSCR's Engagement Manager for Policy and Guidance explains why it is important for charities to get involved with the Scottish Government's FOI consultation.

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Making progress on notifiable events

Friday June 21, 2019

OSCR's Head of Engagement, Jude Turbyne, speaks about why notifiable events are important to charities and the regulator.

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