Podcasts

Our podcasts are aimed at trustees and those responsible for managing charities. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of trusteeship or charity law and is designed as an introduction to our online guidance.

How to use our podcasts

Each podcast is available for listening or downloading via the MP3 link below. Alternatively, you can listen to each episode via YouTube.

Latest podcasts

Beneficiaries as trustees Neal Green, Policy Adviser at the Charity Commission is joined by Dominic Cookson, from a charity that supports children, teenagers, adults and families living with and affected by HIV to discuss the benefits of 'user trusteeship' and how charities can avoid some problems that might occur.

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Managing disputes As a charity struggles to operate due to an internal dispute, find out what the Commission expects trustees to do to solve this problem themselves.

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Related guidance:


Internal Financial Controls: What can your charity learn from this horror story? When a fictional charity "The Good Life" experiences repeated theft by a trustee, the Commission’s intervention leads to the appointment of an entirely new trustee board. This podcast looks at what financial controls the regulator expects to see in any charity and introduces the Commission’s guidance on Internal Financial Controls.

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 You can read the full guidance: Internal financial controls for charities

Conflicts of Interests: What can your charity learn from this case study? Based on a real Commission case, this podcast looks at how an unmanaged conflict of interest led to substantial financial loss and introduces the principles, along with some practical tips, about managing conflicts of interest - a vital basic for any charity.

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You can read the full guidance: Conflicts of Interest in charities

Other guidance mentioned in the podcast includes:


Big Board Talk - Part 1 Nick Mott from the Charity Commission and Jane Tully from Charity Finance Group discuss the questions a trustee board should ask themselves about their strategic plan and their financial health

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Big Board Talk - Part 2 Nick Mott from the Charity Commission and Jane Tully from Charity Finance Group discuss the questions a trustee board should ask themselves about how effective they are as a board and whether they are making the most of their resources

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You can read the full guidance: Big Board Talk - 15 questions trustees need to ask.

Other resources referred to in the podcast include:


 

Protecting your charity from harm from extremist abuse Nick Donaldson and Hester Burnige (trustees of a West London Student Union) discuss a case study to highlight the principles around a trustees responsibility to protect their charity, and come up with practical tips for trustees making these decisions

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Other useful resources to accompany this podcast includes:

Older podcasts

Older podcast episodes are available for you to listen to on YouTube.

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