Documents

Running a social enterprise

Governance

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    Checklist for general meeting

    A checklist of the different requirements of organising and holding a general meeting.

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    Checklist for setting up and registering a charity

    A checklist of the different stages to complete when setting up a charity.

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    Checklist of filing requirements

    A checklist of the legal requirements surrounding the filing of documents and information for an organisation.

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    Conflicts of interest policy

    For charities wanting a simple conflicts of interest policy. This will not be suitable document for non-charities or a charity that is likely to have substantial complex conflicts of interest, such as a corporate foundation.

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    Consent to short notice

    For companies that wish to gain consent for holding a general meeting or annual general meeting without giving 14 or more days notice.

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    Guide to running a charitable company limited by guarantee

    A guide to the legal issues you need to consider when running a charity that is also incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.

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    Making the relationship between the chair and the CEO work

    For organisations that want some key tips on the relationship between the chair of the board and the CEO.

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    Notice of annual general meeting

    For companies wanting to hold an annual general meeting.

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    Notice of first directors meeting

    This document will help newly-incorporated companies ensure that all of the necessary legal issues are covered at the first meeting of the board.

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    Notice of general meeting

    For companies wanting to hold a general meeting of the members.

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    Pros and cons of charitable status

    A guide for organisations which are considering registering as a charity

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    Protecting your social mission

    A brief summary on options for protecting the social mission of an organisation.

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    Proxy notice

    For companies sending out notice of a general meeting or annual general meeting and needing help with the drafting a proxy form.

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    Setting up a charity – a guide to legal forms

    A guide to the different legal forms available to charities.

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    Setting up a social enterprise - a guide to legal forms

    A guide to the different legal forms available to social enterprises.

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    Setting up: governance structures and stakeholder involvement

    A summary of common governance structures and ways organisations can involve stakeholders.

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    Staff Handbook of Policies

    A collection of standard staff policies, delivered in PDF. It includes a flexible working policy, a whistleblowing policy, a grievance policy, a home working policy, an equal oppotunities policy, a health and safety policy, a disciplinary policy, an expenses policy a capability procedure and a social media policy, which together will comprise a basic staff handbook for the organisation.

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    Template board role specification

    Various template board roles specifications.

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    Written resolution

    For companies wanting to pass a members’ resolution without holding a general meeting.