Once your group is up and running, it’s important to plan ahead and review how well you are doing. CVAT can help you in a number ways:
Our health check is a great way to check how ‘healthy’ your group by assessing yourselves against seven key areas:
We can help you complete a health check and produce an action plan of the key steps you need to take to further strengthen your group. Book your healthcheck now.
CVAT can assist you with finding specialist support for your organisation to meet an identified gap within your organisational development (for example: ensuring health and safety compliance; seeking legal advice on a lease for premises or reviewing your legal structure). For more information, visit: http://t3sc.org/news.asp?ID=1096
Committees, boards and governance issues
Have you recently checked if your committee or board is managing the organisation well? Do you have the skills and knowledge it needs to shape the direction of your organisation?
We can help you to:
Review your mission, aims and objectives.
Carry out a skills audit.
Check your governance arrangements are right for your organisation.
Provide trustee and management committee training.
Produce trustee role descriptions and induction packs.
Help you measure your strengths and identify areas for development against national good governance performance frameworks.
Help you develop a risk management framework.
Are your policies and procedures in place?
These will help you and your members understand what the rules are that govern your group and will enable your group to work within the law.
All groups have a responsibility to funders, the charity commission (if they are a registered charity) members and any stakeholders to show where all they have spent their money over the past 12 months.