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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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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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Protecting your charity tax status in one simple step

Wednesday November 14, 2018

In the third in our series of guest blogs for Trustees Week, Jenny Simpson, head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset, explores a relatively minor failing in governance but one which could have major implications for charities.

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Trustee Governance - conflicts of interest and related party transactions

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Celebrating Trustees Week, the second in our series of guest blogs exploring common governance issues in charities, Jenny Simpson, Partner and Head of Charity Services at Wylie & Bisset LLP, looks at conflicts of interest and related transactions.

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The impact of missed trustee meetings

Tuesday November 13, 2018

In the first of a series of guest blogs for Trustees Week, exploring the most common governance issues we see in charities in charities, Jenny Simpson, Partner at Wylie & Bisset LLP and Head of the specialist Charity Services team discusses attendance by Trustees at Board and Sub-Committee meetings.

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New guidance launched on Charity Investments

Monday November 12, 2018

OSCR’s Head of Professional Advice and Intelligence, Laura Anderson talks about our first guidance on Charity investments.

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Safeguarding and beyond: Working together to build good practice

Friday October 19, 2018

Head of Engagement Jude Turbyne talks about the collaborative work OSCR has done to increase safeguarding awareness throughout the sector and highlights some of the work that needs done in this area now and in the future.

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Asset Transfer Route Map

Monday August 20, 2018

Linda Gillespie (Community Ownership Support Service (COSS)) talks about the Asset Transfer Route Map and how it could work for you and your charity.

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OSCR consultation on Charity Investments: guidance and good practice

Monday August 13, 2018

Julie Hutchison, co-author of the draft Investment Guidance, introduces the OSCR consultation on Charity investments: guidance and good practice. Julie is the Charities Specialist at Standard Life Wealth.

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Governance is important - why?

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Paula Duncan, one of OSCR's Engagement Managers, talks about why Governance is important and a new Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector (Code), written by Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum. And they want YOUR views on it!

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Common Reporting Standard - does it apply to you?

Monday June 11, 2018

Laura Anderson, OSCR's Head of Professional Advice & Intelligence, talks about the Common Reporting Standard and how it applies to charities.

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VLOG: An update on safeguarding

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Jude Turbyne (OSCR’s Head of Engagement) provides an update on safeguarding.

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GDPR and Direct Marketing

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Alison Johnston from the Information Commissioner's Office, talks about GDPR and Direct Marketing.

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Safeguarding - an update

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Jude Turbyne, OSCR's Head of Engagement, provides an update on a priority area of work for us over the coming year.

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Protecting your charity from abuse through terrorist financing and money laundering

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Jude Turbyne, OSCR's Head of Engagement, talks about terrorist financing and money laundering and the risks your charity may face.

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GDPR - Legal Basis for Processing and Transparency

Tuesday January 9, 2018

The second in a series of 6 blogs on GDPR, Alison Johnston from the Information Commissioner's Office, talks about your organisation's purpose for processing personal data.

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