How Successful Have Charities Been Over the Last Few Decades?
"Are we doing a good job?" This is the single most important question a charity, or any other organisation, can ask itself. A new report from nfpSynergy gives an overview of how charities have delivered their mission, changed society and assessed their effectiveness over the last few decades.
Open Consultation: Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
In 2013, the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was introduced as a new legal structure to meet the needs of small charities in England and Wales. Since then it has proved popular with over 6,500 new CIOs registered by the Charity Commission.
Some charities that have been established with the company structure may wish to convert to the CIO structure, and some community interest companies may also wish to become charities and adopt the CIO structure. New draft regulations would provide a simple process for them to do so.
The Charity Commission is now consulting on the proposed conversion process, and associated consequential changes.
Could You Be a Budding Foster Carer?
The spring phase of Swindon Borough Council’s campaign to recruit more foster carers is underway and people are asked to consider whether they could help and also to spread the word. There is still a pressing need for foster carers in the borough and you really could hold the key.
If you, or someone you know, could help nurture a child’s potential, foster care might be the perfect opportunity. Age, marital status, sexuality, and whether you are a parent or not are no barrier to fulfilling this vital role. Carers receive payment and allowances to help cover their time and expenses, as well as free ongoing training to develop new skills so they blossom too.
To find out more, call: (01793) 464329, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.swindon.gov.uk/fostering
Office Furniture Available from Royal Mail
Royal Mail are refurbishing offices in Swindon and have a quantity of office furniture; desks, chairs etc. that are surplus to requirements and available to charities / not-for-profit organisations. Royal Mail cannot deliver and so charities will need to arrange collection.
For more information contact Ian Browne, Business Connector for Swindon: email@example.com