Almond Tree Strategic Consulting helps charities and social enterprises to review and improve their governance including registering new charities and companies, incorporating charities, putting the right policies in place and ensuring the board is effective and adds value.
Good governance is essential to the effectiveness of any organisation, regardless of its size or sector. This is particularly the case in the charity and wider not-for-profit sector where there are extra legal requirements and often a strong moral or values driven purpose behind an organisation.
With the much-increased media and regulatory scrutiny of the sector in recent years, few organisations can now afford to have poor governance; many fail solely because of governance weaknesses, exposing their trustees/directors to significant personal risk.
Governance is essentially about the effective leadership and oversight of an organisation, in particular how it makes decisions, ensures propriety and manages risk. Getting the governing documentation and policy framework right is part of this; but only part. How trustees and directors behave and their effectiveness as a board is equally, if not more, important.
ATSC can help you in all these areas to make sure your governance is structured to meet your needs and obligations, prepare the necessary documents, establish proportionate and effective risk management approaches and to develop the capacity, capability and effectiveness of your board.
Setting up a new charity or social enterprise
We can support you to establish a new charity or social enterprise. This could include registering a new charity, incorporating an unincorporated charity, establishing a Community Interest Company or setting up a trading subsidiary, as well as assistance with the practical tasks necessary to set up a new charity or social enterprise.
Julian, our Director, is an Affiliate Member of the the ICSA (The Governance Institute) having gained a distinction in their Charity Law and Governance Certificate course. He also has a foundation qualification in the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you'd like to find out more about how we can help your charity or social enterprise please get in touch.