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Understanding the new reality for charity reporting

A Whole New World - Understanding the new reality for charity reporting
Breakfast event - Friday 5th February
It’s all change for charities across Northern Ireland, as the sector must now comply with new and different reporting obligations, required by the Charity Commission.
Given that these reports can be easily accessed  by the public, it’s even more crucial than ever that charities can tell their story and illustrate their impact on society.
For most, this is unchartered territory so it’s crucial that all those involved in the management and strategic direction of charities have a clear understanding of how best to embrace this new era of reporting.
3 of Northern Ireland’s most recognised experts in the sector are coming together to host a unique, free event, offering their different perspectives to form a full picture!
Gauge NI, Edwards and Co and Harbinson Mulholland invite you to join them at The Mac Belfast on Friday 5th February for a practical workshop and the opportunity for charities to discuss issues with each other.
The Programme
Arrival, breakfast and networking               8.30am – 8.55am
Welcome Address                                       8.55am 
To be followed by three 20 minute presentations, as follows:
Jenny Ebbage, Edwards & Co Solicitors             
It’s Your Responsibility!
The responsibilities of reporting lie with ALL charity trustees.
Jenny will provide a legal update on acting for the public benefit, charity trustees’ reporting duties and responsibilities including trustees' annual report, annual return and serious incident reporting. 
James Fair, Harbinson Mulholland      
Do Your Accounts Help To Tell Your Story?
It is essential that you submit annual accounts and an annual report and these two documents must reflect each other.
James will discuss why complying with the accounting and reporting regulations is just the starting point.
Stephen McGarry, Gauge NI                
How to demonstrate your impact to society!
Your organisations’ reports will be publically available so it’s vital to clearly demonstrate a public benefit.
Stephen will present ideas for measuring your contribution, improving your credibility and helping to prove your value.
There will then be opportunity for discussions/Q&A.
The event is due to finish at 10.30am. Places are limited, register for your free ticket now.
Call us: 028 9043 6400
Gauge NI: 15-17 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 4GN