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  1. SAFE WORKING CONFERENCELJUBLJANA, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 Stephen Pickard Lawyer Brussels Legal Advisor EFNA and EPDA Brussels

  2. The Appropriate Legal Entity What do you want to achieve? • European Union platform • Ease of management and control • Bank accounts • Tax deduction of donations 2

  3. The Appropriate Legal Entity Every country has its own solutions: • UK Charity • Belgian “not for profit” company (asbl) • Simple management • Cheap to set up • Bank accounts • Value added tax, or not 3

  4. The General Assembly The General Assembly, and not the Board, is sovereign. • Many decisions are the exclusive domain of the General Assembly • General Assembly normally elects the Board • General Assembly can dismiss the Board • Importance of keeping the members informed and involved • Importance of Minutes – signed by President

  5. Ordinary Board members President, Vice-President, Treasury and Secretary Co-opted members The Board

  6. Roles of the Board Day-to-day management Strategy and direction Organise the work The Board

  7. Importance of a written Mission Statement Proposed by Board, adopted by General Assembly Importance of written objectives and goals Guidance for day-to-day work The Board

  8. The Board areas of collective responsibility Strategic Managerial Financial Legal Reputational The Board

  9. Potential for Conflicts of Interest for Board members who : • Have been nominated by another organisation, possibly with a competing mission • Provide professional services to the organisation • Provide commercial products to the organisation • Are beneficiaries of the organisation’s services

  10. To make all this happen it is necessary to address • Your Board’s strengths and weaknesses/Board performance • What skill sets are needed on the Board • What skills are lacking • Role descriptions for the Board and for key volunteers • Recruitment of Board members and key volunteers with the specific skills needed

  11. Thank you Stephen Pickard Avocat Pickard sprl Rond-Point Schuman 9 Box 9 1040 Brussels Tel +32 2 33 37 43 Fax +32 233 37 40 spickard@spickard.eu Particular thanks to Linda Laurence & Associates for their input in the preparation of this presentation.