Charity management best practice overview


Charity Governance Code – a practical tool to help charities develop and meet high governance standards by setting the principles and recommended practice for good governance.

Tools and resources for the management of a charity – by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, ACEVO.

Governance FAQs for Chief Executives – ACEVO’s list of frequently asked questions on governance from chief executives.

Guide to best practice – free information and tools from the Small Charities Coalition.

How to manage and review your charity’s connection to a non-charity – guidance from the Charity Commission for charities with a connection to a non-charity.

Care and support statutory guidance – guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care on using the Care Act – useful information can also be found on the Care Act 2014 Factsheets.

Law Works free videos – these videos from Law Works provide information on various aspects of charity management, such as amending governing documents and constitutions, charity structures, etc.

Useful Organisations/Websites

ACEVO – the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

Charity Commission for England and Wales – the independent, non-ministerial government department regulator of charities in England and Wales. It maintains the Charity register.

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Charity Times Management Guide 2017 (10 pp., 753KB).

Devon Voluntary Action – Policies your Organisation should have – (7 pp., 4MB) – a guide for community and voluntary organisations from Devon Voluntary Action, looking at what policies to have in place and how to write them.

Devon Voluntary Action – Organisational Healthcheck – (1 pp., 346KB) – a tool developed by Devon Voluntary Action to self-assess the state of overall good practice of the organisation.


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