Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Applying to become a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)

By aparajita on Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 17:22

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is the form that the Charity Commission now suggest charities use - it has the benefit of limiting the liability of the trustees.

It is not that hard to do, honestly! The attached documents provide some helpful samples and advice but let us know if you think there is an important omission (info [at] triratnadevelopment.org) - the Development Team are not experts in charity law but will do what they can to help!

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Risk Assessment Policy and Risk Register

By gunabhadri on Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 19:15

In the UK it is regarded as good practice for charities to have a Risk Assessment Policy in place and useful to have a Risk Register, listing risks and mitigating factors.

Here  are some resources with information, templates and examples from various sources:

1. Charities and Risk Management CC26 - Gov UK - 32 page document which explains everything
2. Project risk register template and guide - Tasmania Gov - 9 page document
3. Websites with templates for risk registers and related - 1 page with links to useful websites
4. Risk management review...

Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Supporter Data Officer at Karuna

By Karuna on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 15:28

Supporter Data Officer at Karuna

By Karuna on Thu, 15 Nov, 2018 - 15:28

Team Based Right Livelihood Vacancy at Karuna

Supporter Data Officer (Full Time, London based)

Inspired by Buddhist values, Karuna exists to end caste-based discrimination, poverty and inequality in India and Nepal. Our work with individuals focuses on education, dignified livelihoods and gender equality, transforming communities and changing society.

In this role you will be responsible for the integrity of our supporter data; managing, tracking and allocating payments and other information on our database. Gaining confidence with these systems, you will eventually be able to provide general ...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Letters from Prison – Free Dharma for Inmates

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38

Letters from Prison – Free Dharma for Inmates

By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 - 13:38

We’d like to share some moving words from a group of readers we have had for years now. On request, our Publishing Controller Michelle sends free Windhorse Publications books and written replies to prisoners. The gratitude with which they receive them is touching. These books and letters enhance their lives, and in a place where there is a lot of time for reflection, they can find greater self awareness and understanding through the Dharma.

Individuals send letters of...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Why Buy From Us?

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:28

Why Buy From Us?

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 - 16:28

We value your custom no matter how you buy our books. But who you buy from can wind up directing more or less money to us … which affects our ability to support new and existing books. Besides this, there are ways all our customers can get a discount … read on …

Buying from our website

Buying from our website as compared with any other website is preferable for us, as we receive 100% of...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Model Centre Policies (UK)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 01:21

We’re developing a set of ‘model policies’ for consideration by Triratna Centres. They have been edited from policies used by Windhorse:Evolution, Karuna, the Birmingham and London Buddhist Centres, and others – we’re grateful to them for permission to reproduce them here. 

Please note that you will need to check for yourself that the policies suggested here will meet your needs and that they satisfy current legislation.

They have been developed using the recommendations on the Charity Commission website, and ‘tweaked’ to suit the way...