The keys to effectiveness

The Charity Commission has produced guidance on 15 questions to review a charity's effectiveness.

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  1. What effect is the current economic climate having on our charity and its activities?
  2. Are we financially strong enough to sustain our operations?
  3. Do we know what impact the economic climate is having on our donors and support  of our charity?
  4. Do we have any reserves?
  5. have we reviewed our banking arrangements and, where relevant, our investments?
  6. Have we reviewed our contractual commitments, for example office lease, rental agreements, equipment hire?
  7. Have we reviewed any contracts to deliver public services?
  8. If we have a pension scheme, have we reviewed it recently?
  9. How can we make the best use of any permanent endowment investments we hold?
  10. Are we an effective trustee body?
  11. Do we have adequate safeguards in place to prevent fraud?
  12. Are we making the best use of the financial benefits we have as a  charity?
  13. Are we making the best use of our staff and volunteers?
  14. Have we considered collaborating with other charities?
  15. Are we making the best use we can of our property?

For the full guidance on these  questions please go to
www.charitycommission.gov.uk
and search for
"Charity trustee meetings:15 questions you should ask "

What would be your 16th question?

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