The selection of charity board members is critical to the success of any charity’s governance. A poorly chosen board can result in poor decision making, with the potential for financial and regulatory consequences for the charity and its trustees.
The reputational damage which can flow from a regulatory inquiry can be especially difficult for charities to manage, even when the charity is ultimately given a clean bill of health by OSCR.
Ensuring that every board has the right blend of skills and experience is crucial – but boards also have to have a clear understanding of what their legal duties are and how those can best be fulfilled. The current Scottish Government drive to encourage equal gender representation on the boards of public bodies also sets a challenge for public sector (and indeed for all) charities: this drive needs to be embraced and not avoided.
Turcan Connell and iMultiply Resourcing are hosting a joint breakfast seminar focused on charity boards to explore some of these themes in more detail. The session will include a range of talks on legal and regulatory expectations around the choice of charity trustees, how to find the right people to serve on your charity’s board and practical lessons on the impact a poor board structure can have on a charity’s work. The breakfast seminar will be held at Turcan Connell’s Glasgow office on Tuesday 21st June 2016.
This seminar is aimed at charity trustees and senior managers with responsibility for the recruitment and induction of new trustees. Coffee, fruit and breakfast pastries will be served and there will be time after formal presentations for questions and networking.
For further information on how to sign up for this joint seminar, click here.