Charity Hallmark No. 3 – Fit for purpose
The structure, policies and procedures of an effective charity enable it to achieve its purposes and mission and deliver its services efficiently.
- In order to demonstrate this, does your charity regularly review its governing document to ensure that it is up to date and that the trustees have the powers that they need in order to achieve the charity’s purposes and to manage its resources effectively? Yes / No
- When is the governing document reviewed?
- What measures are in place to ensure the trustees have the ‘powers’ they require?
- Does your charity take appropriate steps to protect its reputation in all aspects of its work, especially in its dealings with beneficiaries and others with an interest in the charity? Yes / No
- Does your charity implement policies and procedures to ensure that all vulnerable beneficiaries are protected from abuse? Yes / No
- Does your charity regularly review and assess the risks faced by the charity in all areas of its work and plans for the management of those risks? Yes / No
- Does your charity regularly review its structures, policies and procedures to ensure that they continue to support, and are adequate for, the delivery of the charity’s purposes and mission; this includes policies and procedures dealing with board strategies, functions and responsibilities; good employment practices and the encouragement and use of volunteers? Yes / No
- Does your charity recognise, promote and value equality and diversity in beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, and in all aspects of its activity? Yes / No
- Does your charity consider whether collaborations and partnerships (including the possibility of a merger) with other organisations could improve efficiency, the use of funds and the better delivery of benefits and services to beneficiaries? Yes / No
- Does your charity regard the impact of its activities on the environment. Does it consider ways in which it can take an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to its work which is consistent with its purposes, even when its purposes are not specifically related to the environment? Yes / No
If you have answered “no” to the questions above, please give us a call on 01484 538351 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.