Introducing the MHA Trustee Hub

Our national hub of downloadable templates and resources for charity trustees is now live!

Trustee governance

At MHA Carpenter Box we pride ourselves on our commitment to the not for profit sector and our clients. Over the years we have seen increasing responsibility within the trustee role.

There is no doubt that strong effective governance and leadership is the major contributor to the success of a charity. The opposite also holds true; that weak or ineffective leadership forms a major barrier to charity effectiveness. It is fair to recognise that over the last couple of decades, initiatives such as the voluntary sector codes of good governance have certainly helped improve standards. Best practice in financial governance and management underpins overall governance.

However surveys that MHA have undertaken with the Charity Finance Group, and other sector analyses, have indicated that financial governance and overall competency in many charities could be improved. Charity beneficiaries deserve that trustees strive to do their utmost best. Being “good enough” is not good enough. So action is certainly required in this area.

Central hub for trustee guidance

There is a plethora of guidance for trustees, but for busy individuals it is difficult and time-consuming to access this knowledge effectively, and to implement good practices.

The MHA Trustee Hub aims to overcome this hurdle by being a one-stop location for practical guidance that is easy to obtain and to adopt.

Over the coming months we will be continually updating the Hub with a range of guidance, templates, checklists and model documents. Together these will provide charities with the fundamental framework for governance that all charities need.

Trustees also need to be sure that these inputs into their governance are resulting in a positive impact on the charity and its beneficiaries. So, the Hub also provides practical guidance to enable trustees to assess whether they are doing a good job.

If you need further assistance with your Charity’s governance, get in touch with a member of our Not for Profit team on 01903 234094.