Governance

Is trusteeship in trouble?
GOVERNANCE | 14 December 2017

This year, the news has been so full of charity doom and gloom that we’re in danger of hunting good trustees to extinction. But recruiting a good board is now more important than ever.

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Why charities must do more to promote trustee diversity
GOVERNANCE | 16 November 2017

New research finds that 92% of trustees are still pale, male, over 50 and above average income and education…

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Grant-making foundations - partners for good?
GOVERNANCE | 03 November 2017

A new report finds that innovative partnerships make foundations better at delivering social good...

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A 5-step plan to reducing charity fraud
GOVERNANCE | 30 October 2017

As fraud continues to cost charities billions every year, reducing fraud risk is paramount to increasing the funds available to beneficiaries.

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Mergers: should more charities consider them?
GOVERNANCE | 20 October 2017

More charities should be considering mergers or other forms of collaborative working, however, there are organisational, technical and legal barriers, that put them off.  

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Safeguarding against future financial difficulties
GOVERNANCE | 30 September 2016

The Charity Commission has published new reports aimed at encouraging trustees to act early to spot financial problems ahead.

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Causes, Costs and Clients
GOVERNANCE | 15 June 2016

What drives a senior charity finance leader?

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Is there really a crisis in arts funding?
GOVERNANCE | 14 March 2016

There's a perception in the sector that arts and culture funding is in crisis following largescale cuts in government funding and a perceived shift in emphasis for trusts & foundations to stem the tide of social welfare cuts. But is this true? And what's the future for arts & culture funding?

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Trustee Q&A with Neil Blair, Chairman of Lumos Board of Trustees
GOVERNANCE | 22 February 2016

In 2015 Lumos, a charity dedicated to helping 8 million children in institutions worldwide return to family life, won Charity of the Year at the UK Charity Awards. We spoke to Neil Blair, Lumos’ Chair of Trustees, about the impact of financial processes that underpinned this success.

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Tips for Trustees
GOVERNANCE | 09 February 2016

At a time of increased scrutiny, trustee’s new and experienced should be thinking about how best to fulfil the duties of their role.

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Executive salaries - the battle continues
GOVERNANCE | 22 December 2015

Executive pay is a controversial area for charities, how have they dealt with accusations of profligacy?

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Dodging Doomsday
GOVERNANCE | 04 December 2015

In straightened times, what can charities do to avoid insolvency? Don Bawtree, partner at BDO LLP, highlights the key issues that charities need to address

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Financial processes are helping aid reach refugees
GOVERNANCE | 06 November 2015

Strict monitoring processes at Al-Khair, the UK's third largest Muslim charity, ensure that donor support for the European refugee crisis is used as it is intended, despite a highly complex and ever-changing situation on the ground. Tasneem Abdur-Rashid, head of communications and PR at Al-Khair, explains

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Nuffield Health cuts staff numbers by 8.1%
GOVERNANCE | 15 January 2015

Charity remains the sector’s largest employer

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Is it lawful to retire staff at 65?
GOVERNANCE | 31 July 2014

The conclusion of a long-running case begs the question, can employers lawfully retire staff at 65?

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Choice Support made big executive salary increases before cutting staff pay
GOVERNANCE | 03 February 2014

Staff at the charity have voted to strike over pay and conditions

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Charities not ready for Gift Aid changes
GOVERNANCE | 26 April 2013

Voluntary organisations need to review internal systems before September deadline

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CRM offers untapped potential for charities
GOVERNANCE | 15 April 2013

Charities should be doing more to harness the benefits that CRM systems can bring to supporter interactions, according to a new report.

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Project Governance A matter for charity
GOVERNANCE | 05 December 2012

Losing thousands from a badly run project might be an issue for the large multinational companies, but for a charity it could mean the difference between life and death, sometimes literally, writes Amanda Brown.

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