More charities than ever before are seeking financial support, in more imaginative ways than in the past. Not all have the resources to broadcast their mission to the world, yet many are making a real difference with limited financial resources.
So how does a donor, or a volunteer, find organisations who serve in the area that interests them? Or having found the organisation, how does a donor or volunteer satisfy themselves that the organisation operates in an accountable manner, with good governance, appropriate stewardship, and a commitment to truthful communication?
One exciting new tool becoming available to donors and volunteers is the CMA Standard Council's 'Give Confidently' directory, launching in 2017.
Whether you are making a trust distribution, formulating plans for a bequest, considering becoming a regular donor, making a one-off donation, or considering volunteering your time to serve a worthwhile organisation, we encourage you to look hard at our accredited partners. These are organisations who take accountability seriously, and strive to go beyond the basics in terms of good governance and good stewardship.
The Standards Council is currently in pilot mode with some specially invited partners, to help us test the systems with live data, and to help us iron out any wrinkles in a test environment. So the directory does not go live until later in the pilot program, in 2017.
Register your interest, to receive an invitation to launch events, and to join the priority queue for when accreditation opens.