Keeping Your Charity on the Right Track: Map out the next 12 months

As we now near the end of 2017, now is the perfect time to reflect on what you and your organisation have accomplished throughout the last year and look ahead to 2018. Month 12 of our MHA Keeping your Charity on the Right Track guide helps you to do exactly that!

Month 12: Making the Map out the Next 12 Months for Your Organisation

If you have been following this guide, you will have now completed 11 key topics to help you on your journey to better governance. Don’t worry if you haven’t achieved all of the months or all of your actions. Even small, marginal changes over this period will have had a cumulative improvement on the governance of your organisation.

Month 12 involves review what you have achieved during the last year and asking yourself where you are now, where you want to be and how you will get there. Use these questions as a checklist to create an action plan for the coming months and beyond.

Good luck with your continued governance journey!

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We hope you have found this 12-month guide useful in helping you to improve your organisation’s governance in a stepped way. If so, you can look forward to our 2018 guide ‘11 Key Steps for Trustees, 1 Giant Leap for Your Charity‘ coming soon!

Review the first 11 months of the 2017 guide below:

  1. Month 1: Is your Board effective?
  2. Month 2: Reporting to the Board
  3. Month 3: SORP compliance
  4. Month 4: Charity Reserves
  5. Month 5: Is Tax on Your Radar
  6. Month 6: Are you Making Effective Use of Resources?
  7. Month 7: Reporting
  8. Month 8: Internal Audit/Internal Controls
  9. Month 9: Mitigating Fraud Risks
  10. Month 10: Cyber Security
  11. Month 11: Making the most of VAT

If you would like to discuss any of the topics included in this guide further, please contact our Charity & Not for Profit team on 01903 234094.