“Quality is not an act, it is a habit” – Aristotle
Trusted Charity is a process designed to help you run your organisation more effectively and efficiently. It sets out what you need to have in place to ensure sound governance practices, proper financial and risk management systems, and a reliable system for measuring outcomes.
Trusted Charity is an evidence-based self-assessment tool that once completed gives you the opportunity to apply for an independent external assessment and, if successful, get awarded the Trusted Charity quality mark.
The self-assessment enables your organisation to take a systematic look at what you do, identify areas where you are doing well and where you could do better. It helps you to plan, budget and allocate resources for making these improvements.
The Trusted Charity Mark is a nationally recognised award and is the only quality mark for charities designed by charities. No other quality mark addresses all the essential areas necessary for the effective management and governance of a charity. The Trusted Charity framework addresses governance, planning, leadership and management, user-centred service, managing people, learning and development, managing money, managing resources, external communications, working with others, and assessing outcomes and impact.
As a NCVO licensed Trusted Charity Mentor, Barrie Wyatt is qualified to deliver training and provide personal support to help you implement the quality standard and make those improvements.
NCVO licensed Trusted Charity mentor status means that the practitioner has demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality service of training and mentoring to support organisations wishing to implement Trusted Charity, as evidenced by the fact that he has completed the full Trusted Charity mentor training course provided by NCVO. NCVO cannot guarantee that all licensed Trusted Charity mentors will have the skills or expertise that you need nor that they will be right for your organisation. Care and attention are required when choosing a Trusted Charity mentor to ensure that the person is competent to provide the support that you need and NCVO recommends that you take up references.