Charity trustees have wide-ranging legal responsibilities and carry overall accountability for their charity. It is essential that they are prepared and equipped with the appropriate information to fulfil this demanding role. This book provides quick and easy access to essential information on charities regulation and best practice including trustee recruitment and responsibilities, governance, board structure and functions, financial issues (including fundraising) and trustee-staff relations. The aim of the book is to support trustees of small- to medium-sized charities and covers the key aspects of the trustee function that are common to the majority of trustees. Useful tips, sample documents and summary checklists are included throughout. Real-world examples help to put theory into practice The only up-to-date and in-depth book in the market today
Chris Priestley is a partner at Withers LLP where he specialises in advising on company and commercial matters for domestic and international charities. His practice encompasses a wide variety of constitutional and restructuring work for charities (including mergers) and the preparation and negotiation of commercial arrangements (including contracts with public bodies).
Responsibilities, risk and regulation; Recruitment, appointment and induction of trustees; Governance structure; Running the board; Trustee - staff relations: roles and responsibilities; Accounting, financial management and control; Taxation and other financial issues; Fundraising; Monitoring, evaluation and quality.