Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Face-to-face: the next act

Roll up, roll up, for the next act of the fascinating spectacle that is face-to-face fundraising. By Tania Mason.

How is your board navigating troubled waters?

William Ryan distinguishes boards' steering and rowing work, offering a fresh lens to maximise board effectiveness, says Tesse Akpeki.

Why ‘More Like People Action Week’ is a no-brainer for the voluntary sector

A new movement has crept into the Twittersphere. More Like People Action Week hopes to influence people to make businesses more like people. Liam Barrington-Bush explains why it "makes sense" for the voluntary sector too.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

It can be difficult for the 'newbie' stepping into the shoes of another in the workplace. For none more so than those who become CEO after a founder steps down. But not for Richard Spratt, who shares his lessons on a successful change over.

The very short-term experiences people have when they use our services - a full tummy, a good game of football, getting the giggles - are outcomes too.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Is there such a thing as too positive?

Positivity is often cited as a key leadership skill, but Tesse Akpeki explores how too much optimism can lead to messy leadership.

The business of fundraising

Fundraising is a realm all-too-oft avoided in a charity's boardroom, and left to buoy itself. But Sir David Varney intends to use his extensive business experience to help encourage corporate donations at the Stroke Association, where he is chairman designate.

What are you changing into?

After just over a year of transition funding some organisations have fared better than others, muses Robert Ashton.

Olympic Park

Belinda Pratten wonders what the long-term voluntary sector legacy will be once the Olympic Games leave town.

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