The Triple Lock
To actively demonstrate openness, transparency and integrity to your beneficiaries and donors your charity should be operating to the Triple Lock Standards - transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance.
Your board has formally adopted the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. Your staff, volunteers and anyone else fundraising on your behalf are fully trained on the requirements and you have implemented controls to ensure that all your fundraising practices are fully in line with the "Guidelines" and any related Codes of Practice. You review and report annually on compliance.
Your charity prepares a trustees annual report and financial statements in full compliance with the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice under FRS102) and makes them easily available to the public on your website.
Read our blog "What is the Charity SORP" for more information on what you should be looking for when reviewing a charities financial accounts in regards to transparent reporting.