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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering 1

22 Jun 2015

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, explains why charities need to respond to changes in society to ensure that volunteering is sustainable.

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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering

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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.

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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.

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