Charity reserves: building resilience

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These documents provide updated guidance from the Charity Commission, ensuring charity trustees engage with and use finance guidance from the regulator to run their charities effectively. The guidance covers the importance of having a good reserves policy and how trustees can manage their charities in challenging circumstances.

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Who can run your charity's finances?

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This resource provides information so that charities can prove that all the managers who deal with finances (including the authorised officials and responsible persons) are fit to run the charity. This is sometimes called the ‘fit and proper persons test’.

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Introducing the business model canvas

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This guide is not specifically aligned to the Accreditation Standard; however, it provides an introduction to the business model canvas for cultural organisations and a visual, step-by-step guide to business planning which breaks the process down into many of the same elements as forward planning.

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Development

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This resource looks at how to develop by improving and extending the reach of the services offered.

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Safeguarding your collections

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This article discusses the safeguarding of collections and the importance to all charities of having the right legal structure in place in order to protect and safeguard collections.

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Governance and Management for Museums

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This resource was created by the Northern Ireland Museums Council to provide local museums with an overview of the principles of governance and signpost them to sources of further, detailed information.

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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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This legislation is of relevance to publicly funded museums in Wales (the Act provides a definition of ‘publicly funded’) when reviewing their organisational purpose and strategic direction. It will also be useful as a pointer to good practice for non-publicly funded museums in Wales.

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Guidance on setting up a museum

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Organisations considering joining the Museum Accreditation Scheme should consider what it means to be a museum. This document from Northern Ireland Museums Council provides an outline of the factors that need to be considered; it poses some salient questions and provides links to other sources of information and good practice when setting one up.

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Successfully setting up a new museum

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Organisations considering joining the Museum Accreditation Scheme should consider what it means to be a museum. This guide from the Association of Independent Museums addresses the main points required, many of which are contained within the Accreditation Standard.

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Guidance documents for museums in the Accreditation Scheme

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This resource from Arts Council England provides support and guidance for museums in the Accreditation Scheme, either for those applying for the first time or for museums submitting a return. There are guidance documents for each of the three sections in the Accreditation Standard.

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Coping with Accreditation in 26 weeks

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This resource is aimed at Museum Development Officers/ Museum Mentors and museums starting to plan their workload in the six month run up to submitting their Accreditation return.  A discussion point is your statement of purpose.

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New museum toolkit

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This toolkit was written for those who would like to understand what it means to be a museum. It asks tough questions about the commitment, time, resources, and circumstances needed for a new organisation to thrive, and can help organisations frame appropriate purposes.

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