New audio podcasts for trustees

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has launched a new series of audio podcasts, designed to help charity trustees understand their duties under charity law.

The three podcasts introduce Commission guidance on:

  • Protecting your charity from harm from extremists - Nick Donaldson, the Outreach Manager at the Charity Commission, is joined by a newly appointed trustee of a London university to discuss a case study that highlights the risks facing charities from extremism. The podcast includes practical tips on how trustees can protect their charities from harm and fulfil their legal duties. 
  • The Big Board Talk: 15 questions trustees need to ask - Over two episodes Nick Mott, Head of Policy Development Guidance and Review at the Charity Commission and Jane Tully, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Charity Finance Group, bring the Commission’s Big Board Talk to life. The Big Board talk sets out key questions that all trustee boards should ask themselves - especially during tough economic times. Jane and Nick discuss ways in which trustees can use the Big Board Talk to help ensure they manage their charities effectively.

To podcasts are available to download at