Resources for VCSE organisations

How to run a good organisation

Running meetings

Meetings are a necessary part of running a group or organisation and help ensure decision making and actions are shared across your committee/board and your members are kept informed and are given chance to have a say. This factsheet summarises Charity Commission guidelines on different meeting requirements and documents and gives links to useful templates for meeting notices, agenda, minutes and annual reports/accounts.

What to do if your Board has a serious problem

Serious problems in your Board or Committee will be rare but this resource provides some tips to help you deal well with any issues.

Finding free legal advice

Free legal advice can help with a range of issues faced by your Board or Committee, particularly as you expand. This resource provides information and links to help you access it

Simple Business Plan headings

Your first Business Plan needn't be a pain to put together. These simple headings provide a framework 

Dealing with a financial crisis

The cost-of- living crisis and other financial issues may mean that Trustees, Committee members or Directors have to plan how to deal with a loss of income that potentially threatens the existence of an organisation. This factsheet gives you some ideas about how to deal with this situation in a timely and well-planned way.