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  • Compliance checklist

    As a charity or voluntary organisation, make sure you know about the legislation and regulation that applies to you and how to ensure compliance.

  • Charity law

    The legal obligations of charities under the Charities Acts and the Companies Acts

  • Legal requirements

    Guidance to ensure your organisation stays within the law.

  • Data protection and GDPR

    Data protection legislation covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. This includes employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors.

  • How to use more secure IT systems

    Charities are as exposed as any organisation to threats to their computer systems, whether the threats are software-based – such as viruses, worms, malware and spyware in downloads or even on websites – or come from direct human intervention through hacking. Smaller charities, however, may be more exposed than most because they don’t have the investment or skills necessary to bring their IT security up to a level that is among the best. Here are some important measures that organisations should undertake, along with guidance on how enterprise-level security can be made affordable. See also the guide 'How to protect your charity with security software'  which covers the steps you can take by running anti-virus software and keeping your system files up to date.

  • How to comply with GDPR

    Every organisation that processes personal data should be compliant with the GDPR but getting to grips with GDPR can be daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. This 12-point plan, adapted from the Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) guidance, is here to help you take the right steps.

  • How to avoid illegal or innapropriate interview questions

    Some interview questions are obviously discriminatory and avoided by almost all employers. However, when trying to build a friendly rapport during an interview, it can be easy to innocently stray into ‘grey’ areas which may seem harmless but are in fact discriminatory, and therefore potentially illegal. Employers may think they are just making conversation but could be leaving themselves open to litigation. How you can find out all the information you need in an interview without straying into potentially litigious territory? To answer that question, we brainstormed with team at Edugasm  to put together this list:

  • What is a governing document?

    The key legal document in a charitable organisation is its governing document

  • Policies and procedures

    A clear, appropriate and coherent set of policies and procedures help ensure that your organisation is well run.

  • The law around funding and income

    Legal obligations of organisations who accept funding.

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