Public trust is a priority for charities

It’s vital that not-for-profits organisations have high standards of corporate governance, as a loss of trust can lead to a fall in donations

21st March, 2021
Public trust is a priority for charities
Michael Kavanagh, chief executive, Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland

All Irish charities must implement the new Charities Governance Code this year, Michael Kavanagh, chief executive, Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland, said.

Good governance is the foundation stone of a well-managed charity. As we have seen from past scandals, loss of public trust leads to a fall in donations for the sector, so it’s vital that charities have high standards of corporate governance.

In 2016, a survey of 67 charities by the...

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