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Although experienced, a new board member may be lacking the knowledge of the non-profit sector so use this template to identify any gaps  to address and implement their training.

A letter of appointment template for new board members, allowing a chairperson to easily communicate a new board member’s responsibilities, duties, and term of office.

The Commentary on Charities Amendment Bill 2022, prepared for Carmichael by Professor Oonagh Breen of UCD and Philip Smith of Arthur Cox Solicitors

This Scheme of Delegation sets out the authority delegated by the Board of Trustees (the Board) of The Organisation to the Chief Executive (or designated deputy/interim CEO when The Organisation is without a Chief Executive). Here are the guidelines on how to manage the provision of authority to the Chief Executive.


A new template on ‘Schedule of matters reserved for the Board’, prepared by Carmichael, intended for guidance purposes only. All organisations should develop their document.

Using Improving Charity Boardroom Behaviours’  as a reference, Carmichael have summarised a shorter guidance note on ‘Behaviours of an Effective CEO’.

Using ‘Improving Charity Boardroom Behaviours’, Carmichael have summarised a shorter guidance note on ‘Behaviours of an Effective Charity Trustee’.

Carmichael’s CEO, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí was a guest on the Diligent – BoardEffect Board Governance webinar series speaking to host Mark Wilson, Governance Advisor with BoardEffect on the topic of “Managing boards in a hybrid environment”. Below you can download an edited transcript of the discussion.

As more organisations move towards hybrid meetings, it’s important to make sure your hybrid
meetings are as efficient and engaging as possible. We’ve gathered our top tips below.

This document is intended for guidance only in the area of Risk Management and all organisations should develop their own Risk Management System and Risk Register.