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Why is the Charity Regulator talking about freedom of information?

Thursday November 21, 2019

Caroline Monk, OSCR's Engagement Manager for Policy and Guidance explains why it is important for charities to get involved with the Scottish Government's FOI consultation.

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Making progress on notifiable events

Friday June 21, 2019

OSCR's Head of Engagement, Jude Turbyne, speaks about why notifiable events are important to charities and the regulator.

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Dissolution Clauses

Thursday May 30, 2019

Most constitutions contain a dissolution clause that describes how the charity is to distribute any assets or property that remains after any outstanding debts and liabilities are met. Kenny Mathers, one of OSCR's Casework Policy Managers, explains why it’s important that charities understand what their dissolution clause means and what steps they need to take to make sure that it is met.

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Risk assessment and improving our work

Wednesday April 3, 2019

OSCR's Head of Professional Advice and Intelligence Laura Anderson provides an update on OSCR's latest developments in this area.

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5 Excuses for Not Having Young Trustees

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Cordelia Sampson, Chair of Trustees, Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal talks about why charities don't have young trustees.

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Community Asset Register (CAR)

Monday December 17, 2018

Late last year, SFRS (Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) launched a Community Asset register (CAR) across all three of Scotland's Regional Resilience Partnership areas in the North East and West of the county. Find out more about the system in this blog.

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Cyber Essentials – 5 basic questions

Thursday December 6, 2018

David McNeill, SCVO's Director of Digital, speaks about Cyber Essentials and the potential grants charities can apply for to help them receive accreditation.

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VLOG: Introduction to charity investments guidance

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Julie Hutchison of Aberdeen Standard Investments introduces 'Charity Investments: Guidance and Good Practice’.

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Financial governance – tips for Trustees

Friday November 16, 2018

In the final blog in our series celebrating Trustees Week, Jenny Simpson, Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, looks at the information Trustees need to demonstrate sound financial governance of their charity.

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Appointing Trustees

Thursday November 15, 2018

In the fourth of our blogs celebrating Trustees Week, Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, Jenny Simpson, looks at the governance processes charities should consider when appointing new Trustees.

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