Setting up and running a charity – guidance

The hallmarks of an effective charity (CC10)

Find out how charity trustees can set standards to improve the effectiveness of their charity’s work.

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This guidance sets out the standards, or hallmarks that trustees can follow to improve their charity’s performance and governance. An effective charity should:

  • be clear about its direction
  • have the right mix of skills and experience
  • achieve its purposes and deliver its services efficiently
  • assess its performance to help improve its efficiency
  • have the financial resources to deliver its purposes
  • be accountable and transparent