The Chair/CEO Relationship

A complex marriage that can stand the test of time The Chair / CEO relationship is widely considered to be one of the most significant, if not the most significant, in any organisation. As such, it has attracted a formidable reputation and even mystique. Working well, it’s regarded as a powerful and transformative alliance: an […]

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Managing Without Profit

Mike Hudson is a very experience and knowledgeable consultant who for many years has worked with third sector organisations both in GB and internationally. The value of his book is demonstrated by this being the fourth edition. Mike Hudson is also the author of studies of third sector governance providing benchmarking material not otherwise available. […]

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Financial Governance

You want your trustees to be able to provide oversight of the charity’s operations in an effective and efficient way. To do this, you need them to be informed about financial governance and their role in planning, decision-making and monitoring your financial operations. Crucially, you need them to be asking the right questions of you: […]

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Making digital work: 12 questions for trustees to consider

Digital technology offers new opportunities for charities, and is becoming essential to how we work. This guide can help trustees start to thinking practically about how digital can help achieve their organisations vision, mission and strategy. There are 12 questions that range from governance to culture to service delivery. Ann Rowe thinks: Many trustees are […]

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Trustees and Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising’s publication of “Trustees and Fundraising: A Practical Handbook” is very timely indeed, coming along after unprecedented media interest in the third sector and its perceived ‘shortcomings’. Trustees who are already struggling with compliance, now have access to clear guidance on fundraising and their role in supporting it.  Developed by a team […]

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Wired to Govern

Wired to Govern is an easy read guide which will help charity trustees think about, and be responsive to, the digital future of the organisations they are charged with governing. It looks at the different areas which trustees need to consider: digital communications, potentials of digital services and data, and e-governance. It is packed with […]

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National Occupational Standards for Trustees

These occupational standards were produced in 2006 to encourage good governance throughout the voluntary and community sector. They set out the key responsibilities of trustees and management committee members in a competence framework, grouping the standards into four units, namely: Safeguard and promote the values and mission of the voluntary or community organisation. Determine the […]

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Get Wired

Get Wired is a summary of conclusions from a London-based conference held in Trustees Week 2015, involving 50 representatives from the charity and digital sectors. It outlines in brief: The top 10 barriers to increasing digital and tech capacity on charity boards 15 recommendations for increasing tech/digital representation on boards     Ann Rowe thinks: Top […]

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