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Charity Chats: Refusing donations, protecting reputation & the trustee quiz

Date: 19 December 2023

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Charity Chats: Refusing donations, protecting reputation & the trustee quiz

Watch our 15-minute chat with guests Catherine Rustomji of Shakespeare Martineau, James Saunders of Moore Kingston Smith and Charles Mesquita of Quilter Cheviot.

For further information visit Moore Kingston Smith – accountants and advisers and Shakespeare Martineau


Are charity trustees frivolous or personally squeamish in refusing donations? What if the donation is from one charity to another? How could, or should, trustees respond? 

In our latest Charity Chats, Charles Mesquita of Quilter Cheviot, Catherine Rustomji of Shakespeare Martineau and James Saunders of Moore Kingston Smith discuss the competing interests that may be involved when trustees attempt to navigate reputational risk and the best interests of beneficiaries. 

And are you brave enough to attempt the new Charity Commission Trustee quiz? Feel free to share your score, if you dare! Take the trustee quiz.

If you have any feedback or questions for any of the speakers, please email Claire Whiteman-Haywood in the Charities team.

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Catherine Rustomji

Partner at Shakespeare Martineau

Charles Mesquita

Charities Director

James Saunders

Partner at Moore Kingston Smith

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