Conversations with community groups and charities and the professionals who have supported them in Suffolk.
Ask the Experts: Liz Gifford, Barker Gotelee on Charitable Incorporation
In this episode we talk to Liz Gifford specialist in charity law at Barker Gotelee about the reasons a voluntary organisation would become a charitable incorporated organisation, the process involved and the timescales.
Ask the Experts: Elizabeth Pearce
In this episode we speak to Elizabeth Pearce, a specialist in strategic advice and leadership. We discuss decision making and organisational culture, quality and responsiveness as well as making agile decisions and financial controls.
Ask the Experts: Employing staff for the first time
In this episode we talk to Lucy Pakes from Ashtons HR consulting about the key considerations when employing staff for the first time. From recruitment to interview, polices to probation. We look at good practice and statutory obligations.
Teamwork makes the dream work
In this episode we talk to Tracey Reeve from Ipswich BMX Club about the exciting creation of their new BMX track. An initiative supported by Sarah Mortimer of Community Action Suffolk, and Suffolk ProHelp members including: William Dewar from KLH Architects, Adam Brown from Brix Brand & Creative and Martin Liddell from Sweco. The professionals we also talk to here have had input in a multidisciplinary way to enable this project to come to fruition. This is a great illustration of the range of ways Suffolk ProHelp can support a community project.
Ask the Experts with Lee Green and Giles Kerkham from Larking Gowen looking at insolvency.
In this episode we are joined by Lee Green partner and Head of Insolvency and Recovery and Giles Kerkham Director of Not for Profit at Larking Gowen. We explore what it means to be insolvent, how to be aware of your charity’s finance, complying with duties to manage and safeguard your charity’s assets and what to do if you are facing financial difficulties.
Ask the Experts: With Ciara Scallon, fundraising consultant at The Giving Heart.
In this episode we discuss what charities and community groups should consider when fundraising, who is responsible for raising funds, some pitfalls and the effect of Covid on fundraising.