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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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Dissolution Clauses

Thursday May 30, 2019

Most constitutions contain a dissolution clause that describes how the charity is to distribute any assets or property that remains after any outstanding debts and liabilities are met. Kenny Mathers, one of OSCR's Casework Policy Managers, explains why it’s important that charities understand what their dissolution clause means and what steps they need to take to make sure that it is met.

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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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