Upcoming Webinar: Soft skills for remote/hybrid managers

Find out all the details of the latest Manage Remote Teams webinar on “Soft Skills for Remote/Hybrid Working” for Senior Leaders and Managers.

Manage Remote Teams is an organisation that helps charities to embrace remote and hybrid working patterns. The organisation ran a series of hybrid working webinars across the last year that many Partners attended. Their latest webinar focuses on “Soft Skills for Remote/Hybrid Working” for Senior Leaders and Managers, and will take place on Tuesday 22nd of February at 10am-12pm. There are two free places available for each local Age UK and you can book by emailing Manage Remote Teams’ CEO Dermot Dennehy. You can also view a flyer for these sessions here.

Finance Focus – Useful Webinar Recordings on Charity Reserves

Moore Kingston Smith (MKS) have recorded a useful webinar on taking a pragmatic approach to reserves. View the webinar below along with links to previous Finance Network Meetings.

Following the January Finance Network meeting (Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models – thinking out loud) presented by Nick Wilkie, we’ve received some suggestions that it would be helpful to have another session on Reserves this year – we plan to do this in a few months’ time. In the meantime, Moore Kingston Smith (MKS) have recorded a Webinar on Reserves which is well worth watching, especially if the active management of reserves is an area with which you may be unfamiliar.

Bearing in mind that there have been several new CEOs appointed across the Network in recent months, we’d also draw your attention to the Finance Network Meeting which Jill Halford, BDO Partner Head of Charities, very kindly presented for us back in May 2021, simply called ‘Charity Reserves’. Please click here to view this session, along with our other recent Finance Network Meetings. If you would like to access PowerPoints from these sessions, please email John Fox (John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk) who will be pleased to send you the link.

February Finance Network Meeting

As mentioned in yesterday’s Signpost, the February Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 23 February 2022 from 11am – 12:30pm and will cover the topic “VAT”. Our Age UK VAT Helpline support provider Crowe LLP, will be updating us on all things VAT, focussing on areas which have affected many charities over the past eighteen months. You can find out more about the meeting plan here.

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. We would be grateful if you could confirm in your email whether you will be attending on the day or just requesting access to the meeting recording and supporting slides – thank you.

Please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending and encourage them to do so.

January Finance Network Meeting – One Week to go!

Just one week to go until the next Finance Network Meeting on January 19th from 11:00 – 12:30. This session will focus on the topic “Big Plans, Strategy & Business Models”.

Just one week to go until the next Finance Network Meeting on 19th January 2022 from 11:00 – 12:30. Nick Wilkie, former charity chief executive, government policy adviser and visiting lecturer at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness, will present on the primary topic: Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models – thinking out loud. Find out how to book your place below.

Nick will share his personal perspectives on leading and landing strategy. Sharing experience not expertise, failure more than triumph, he will reflect broadly across the subject including:

  • making sure everyone in the organisation knows where true north is;
  • knowing who the beneficiaries really are;
  • ensuring all decision-makers properly understand the balance sheet and business model;
  • why things go wrong and how they might get fixed.

Book your place

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk  with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. We would be grateful if you could confirm in your email whether you will be attending on the day or just requesting access to the meeting recording and supporting slides – thank you.

Please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending and encourage them to do so.

January Finance Network Meeting – Book your place!

Book your place at the next Finance Network Meeting on January 19th from 11:00 – 12:30. This session will focus on the topic “Big Plans, Strategy & Business Models”.

The first Finance Network meeting of the new year will take place on 19th January 2022 from 11:00 – 12:30. Nick Wilkie, former charity chief executive, government policy adviser and visiting lecturer at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness, will present on the primary topic: Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models – thinking out loud. Find out how to book your place below.

Nick will share his personal perspectives on leading and landing strategy. Sharing experience not expertise, failure more than triumph, he will reflect broadly across the subject including:

  • making sure everyone in the organisation knows where true north is;
  • knowing who the beneficiaries really are;
  • ensuring all decision-makers properly understand the balance sheet and business model;
  • why things go wrong and how they might get fixed.

Book your place

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk  with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. We would be grateful if you could confirm in your email whether you will be attending on the day or just requesting access to the meeting recording and supporting slides – thank you.

Please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending and encourage them to do so.

Reminder: December Finance Network Meeting this Wednesday

The next Finance Network Meeting will take place this Wednesday 15th December from 11:00 – 12:30. This session will focus on “Charity Legal Structures”.

A final reminder that the next Finance Network Meeting will take place on this Wednesday December 15th from 11:00 – 12:30 and the key session will be “Charity Legal Structures”. The presenter will be Nick Vaughan, of Paris Smith LLP who has been a volunteer consultant with Cranfield Trust since early 2020. To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. Read on to find out all about the meeting, along with a save the date for January’s meeting.

Over the past 18 months, the Financial Governance Team have discussed charity legal structures with several local Age UKs, following a number of questions raised by partners. So, whether you are looking at changing your business model or want to sense-check that your governance structures are appropriate and fit for purpose as we move towards the next financial year, this will be a very useful session to attend.

The following topic areas will be included:
  • Use of Subsidiary Companies for non-primary purpose trading, and consideration of their use for primary purpose trading also
  • Risk considerations – the avoidance of risk to charity assets
  • Independent governance (not all the charity trustees are directors of the subsidiary, and vice versa)
  • Financing aspects – start-up funding; working capital; investment / loans (from the parent charity)
  • Shared premises / staff / facilities – cross-charging / management charges
  • Use of charity logo by subsidiary companies

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. Read on to find out all about the meeting.

January Finance Network Meeting – Save the Date

With lots of staff set to take leave over the next few weeks, we wanted to flag that the January Finance Network meeting will take place on 19th January 2022 from 11:00 – 12:30. Nick Wilkie, former charity chief executive, government policy adviser and visiting lecturer at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness, will present on the primary topic: Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models.

Nick will share his personal perspectives on leading and landing strategy. Sharing experience not expertise, failure more than triumph, he will reflect broadly across the subject including:

  • making sure everyone in the organisation knows where true north is;
  • knowing who the beneficiaries really are;
  • ensuring all decision-makers properly understand the balance sheet and business model;
  • why things go wrong and how they might get fixed.

This session is primarily aimed at CEOs, although FDs and trustees will be more than welcome, as ever.

Please save the date in your diaries now, as this promises to be a great session.

December Finance Network Meeting – One week to go!

There’s just one week to go until the next Finance Network Meeting on Wednesday 15th December from 11:00 – 12:30. This session will focus on “Charity Legal Structures”.

A quick reminder that the next Finance Network Meeting will take place in one week on December 15th from 11:00 – 12:30 and the key session will be “Charity Legal Structures”. The presenter will be Nick Vaughan, of Paris Smith LLP who has been a volunteer consultant with Cranfield Trust since early 2020. To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. Read on to find out all about the meeting, along with a save the date for January’s meeting.

Over the past 18 months, the Financial Governance Team have discussed charity legal structures with several local Age UKs, following a number of questions raised by partners. So, whether you are looking at changing your business model or want to sense-check that your governance structures are appropriate and fit for purpose as we move towards the next financial year, this will be a very useful session to attend.

The following topic areas will be included:
  • Use of Subsidiary Companies for non-primary purpose trading, and consideration of their use for primary purpose trading also
  • Risk considerations – the avoidance of risk to charity assets
  • Independent governance (not all the charity trustees are directors of the subsidiary, and vice versa)
  • Financing aspects – start-up funding; working capital; investment / loans (from the parent charity)
  • Shared premises / staff / facilities – cross-charging / management charges
  • Use of charity logo by subsidiary companies

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. Read on to find out all about the meeting.

January Finance Network Meeting – Save the Date

With lots of staff set to take leave over the next few weeks, we wanted to flag that the January Finance Network meeting will take place on 19th January 2022 from 11:00 – 12:30. Nick Wilkie, former charity chief executive, government policy adviser and visiting lecturer at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness, will present on the primary topic: Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models.

Nick will share his personal perspectives on leading and landing strategy. Sharing experience not expertise, failure more than triumph, he will reflect broadly across the subject including:

  • making sure everyone in the organisation knows where true north is;
  • knowing who the beneficiaries really are;
  • ensuring all decision-makers properly understand the balance sheet and business model;
  • why things go wrong and how they might get fixed.

This session is primarily aimed at CEOs, although FDs and trustees will be more than welcome, as ever.

Please save the date in your diaries now, as this promises to be a great session.

December Finance Network Meeting – Book your place!

Book your place at the next Finance Network Meeting on December 15th from 11:00 – 12:30. This session will focus on “Charity Legal Structures”.

The next Finance Network Meeting will take place on December 15th from 11:00 – 12:30 and the key session will be “Charity Legal Structures”. The presenter will be Nick Vaughan, of Paris Smith LLP who has been a volunteer consultant with Cranfield Trust since early 2020. To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. Read on to find out all about the meeting, along with a save the date for January’s meeting.

Over the past 18 months, the Financial Governance Team have discussed charity legal structures with several local Age UKs, following a number of questions raised by partners. So, whether you are looking at changing your business model or want to sense-check that your governance structures are appropriate and fit for purpose as we move towards the next financial year, this will be a very useful session to attend.

The following topic areas will be included:

  • Use of Subsidiary Companies for non-primary purpose trading, and consideration of their use for primary purpose trading also
  • Risk considerations – the avoidance of risk to charity assets
  • Independent governance (not all the charity trustees are directors of the subsidiary, and vice versa)
  • Financing aspects – start-up funding; working capital; investment / loans (from the parent charity)
  • Shared premises / staff / facilities – cross-charging / management charges
  • Use of charity logo by subsidiary companies

To book your place, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please email John.Fox@ageuk.org.uk with: your name and role title; the name of the Brand Partner you are representing; and the email address to which the follow-up material should be sent. Read on to find out all about the meeting.

January Finance Network Meeting – Save the Date

With lots of staff set to take leave over the next few weeks, we wanted to flag that the January Finance Network meeting will take place on 19th January 2022 from 11:00 – 12:30. Nick Wilkie, former charity chief executive, government policy adviser and visiting lecturer at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness, will present on the primary topic: Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models.

Nick will share his personal perspectives on leading and landing strategy. Sharing experience not expertise, failure more than triumph, he will reflect broadly across the subject including:

  • making sure everyone in the organisation knows where true north is;
  • knowing who the beneficiaries really are;
  • ensuring all decision-makers properly understand the balance sheet and business model;
  • why things go wrong and how they might get fixed.

This session is primarily aimed at CEOs, although FDs and trustees will be more than welcome, as ever.

Please save the date in your diaries now, as this promises to be a great session.

November Workshops: Building a Long Term Remote-Hybrid Working Strategy

Find out all the details of the latest Manage Remote Teams webinars on Building a Long Term Remote-Hybrid Strategy.

Manage Remote Teams is an organisation that helps charities to successfully embrace remote and hybrid working patterns. Following the continued take up from the Age UK Network, they have added 2 new dates for November – Thursday 11th and Tuesday 23rd. Please click here to sign up or read on for further information.

Charities everywhere are making inspired changes to the way they work, and positive shifts are well underway. With the right protocols and remote ethos in place, charities can continue to deliver their valuable services without compromise. At the same time, employees can benefit from a much-needed positive work-life balance. Manage Remote Teams consider remote and hybrid working to be an appropriate modus operandi for the 21st century, both because of – and in light of – a global pandemic.

Manage Remote Teams believe that the time has now come to draw a line in the sand and create a clear and well thought through remote/hybrid people strategy which makes long term sense. Their workshops are for charities who wish to embrace bold and sustainable change for this exciting and new working paradigm.

You’ll come away with:

  • Clarity around the business case for a viable remote and hybrid people strategy.
  • Insights on how other companies overcome obstacles.
  • Information about maintaining high and improved productivity, motivation.
  • An understanding of the connection between flexibility and staff retention.
  • Tips for building trust and loyalty in dispersed workers.
Who should attend?

Those who wish to:

  • Understand how a long term remote/hybrid people strategy would benefit their charity.
  • Confirm they are already on the right path
  • Hear what other charities are planning
  • Have some additional guidance

To find out all the details including how to book your FREE place, please click here.

Free One-to-one Sessions

In addition, Dermot Dennehy, CEO of Manage Remote Teams, holds a free one-to-one session with one CEO from any charity across the UK once a week. Dermot has now opened this up to the Age UK Network and it is on a first come first serve basis. The only stipulation is that this must be your first Manage Remote Teams workshop.

If you wish to secure your place in August, simply email Dermot and he will agree a date with you: Dermot@clickonic.co

September/October Manage Remote Teams workshops now open to volunteers too

Find out all the details of the latest Manage Remote Teams webinars, which are now open to volunteers at Age UK Partners.

Manage Remote Teams is an organisation that helps charities to embrace remote and hybrid working. Following the continued take up from Age UK partners for their recent workshops, they have added additional dates for September and October, including free places for volunteers of any Age UK partners who have had staff attended sessions to date (or plan to in future). To find out all the details, including how to book your free place at a workshop, please click here.

Charities everywhere are making inspired changes to the way they work, and positive shifts are well underway. With the right protocols and remote ethos in place, charities can continue to deliver their valuable services without compromise. At the same time, employees can benefit from a much-needed positive work-life balance. Manage Remote Teams consider remote and hybrid working to be an appropriate modus operandi for the 21st century, both because of – and in light of – a global pandemic.

Manage Remote Teams believe that the time has now come to draw a line in the sand and create a clear and well thought through remote/hybrid people strategy which makes long term sense. Their workshops are for charities who wish to embrace bold and sustainable change for this exciting and new working paradigm.

Who should attend?

Those who wish to:

  • Understand how a long term remote/hybrid people strategy would benefit their charity.
  • Confirm they are already on the right path
  • Hear what other charities are planning
  • Have some additional guidance

To find out all the details including how to book your FREE place, please download the brochure below:

Free One-to-one Sessions

In addition, Dermot Dennehy, CEO of Manage Remote Teams, holds a free one-to-one session with one CEO from any charity across the UK once a week. Dermot has now opened this up to the Age UK Network and it is on a first come first serve basis. The only stipulation is that this must be your first Manage Remote Teams workshop.

If you wish to secure your place, simply email Dermot and he will agree a date with you: Dermot@clickonic.co

September Workshops: Building a Long Term Remote-Hybrid Working Strategy

Find out all the details of the latest Manage Remote Teams webinars on Building a Long Term Remote-Hybrid Strategy.

Manage Remote Teams is an organisation that helps charities to successfully embrace remote and hybrid working patterns. Following the continued take up from Age UK partners for their August workshops, they have added 3 new dates for September. To find out all the details, including how to book your free place at a workshop this September, please click here to download a brochure or read on for further information.

Charities everywhere are making inspired changes to the way they work, and positive shifts are well underway. With the right protocols and remote ethos in place, charities can continue to deliver their valuable services without compromise. At the same time, employees can benefit from a much-needed positive work-life balance. Manage Remote Teams consider remote and hybrid working to be an appropriate modus operandi for the 21st century, both because of – and in light of – a global pandemic.

Manage Remote Teams believe that the time has now come to draw a line in the sand and create a clear and well thought through remote/hybrid people strategy which makes long term sense. Their workshops are for charities who wish to embrace bold and sustainable change for this exciting and new working paradigm.

Click here to view a brief video introduction to the FREE workshops in September by Dermot Dennehy, CEO

Who should attend?

Those who wish to:

  • Understand how a long term remote/hybrid people strategy would benefit their charity.
  • Confirm they are already on the right path
  • Hear what other charities are planning
  • Have some additional guidance

To find out all the details including how to book your FREE place, please download the brochure below:

Free One-to-one Sessions

In addition, Dermot Dennehy, CEO of Manage Remote Teams, holds a free one-to-one session with one CEO from any charity across the UK once a week. Dermot has now opened this up to the Age UK Network and it is on a first come first serve basis. The only stipulation is that this must be your first Manage Remote Teams workshop.

If you wish to secure your place in August, simply email Dermot and he will agree a date with you: Dermot@clickonic.co

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