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The following steps outline the process for setting up a registered charitable trust. read more »

A charitable trust is one of the main legal structures that community groups may consider as a way to operate. read more »

Find out how to establish the right governing body processes for the smooth operation of your organisation. read more »

Tips for managing governing body meetings to make them stimulating, fun and productive. read more »

The following steps outline the process for setting-up an incorporated society. read more »

Information about governing body officers and the key role they have in your organisation. read more »

While the model of governance may vary for each charity, there are common core roles and governance functions that need to be considered by every group. read more »

Information about governance and its critical role to ensure that your organisation's governing body works well and that there is a clear and understood difference between governance and management. read more »

Governance is about how an organisation is run. It covers all the strategies, systems, processes and controls that enable a group to decide what it will do and to make sure it happens. read more »

A plan is only useful if it works in practice. Monitoring and evaluation will help you assess this and give you information to improve the programme or service in the future. read more »

A risk is a current or future factor or event that could negatively affect the project, service or programme you are planning. read more »

Many community projects and programmes are started by the imagination and passion of one person, or group of people, wanting to make a difference in the community. A feasibility study is a good reality check, giving you some information about your chances of success, and possible pitfalls. read more »

A marketing plan forms part of the wider operational planning. It identifies how you will find out more about your customers needs, how you will develop services to match their needs, and how you will let them know about your services. read more »

Project management/planning refers to separate, distinct projects, events or programmes. These will link to the actions or activities in your operational plan for the whole organisation. read more »

An operational plan is the yearly business plan for your group. It has a more immediate focus than the long-term outlook of the strategic plan and is very specific. read more »

Information about the strategic planning process, analysis tools, and drawing up your strategy. Strategic planning involves defining what you want your group to achieve and making decisions on the best way to get it done. read more »

Information about incorporated societies, the key features and rules. read more »

Information about formal organisational structures, the advantages and disadvantages. read more »

Information about umbrella groups and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of organisational structure. read more »

Information about unincorporated groups - the key features, rules and processes, advantages and limitations. read more »