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Even if your trustees aren't paid, you still need to spend money on them

25 May 2016 | David Ainsworth
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If you want good governance, you have to invest in support for the board, says David Ainsworth.

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Even if your trustees aren't paid, you still need to spend money on them

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Film of the week: NDCS Stolen Futures

The National Deaf Children’s Society spearheaded its online petition, calling on the government to intervene to stop local authorities cutting services for deaf children, with this heart-swelling film last month.

Losing the plot

These days, everything we don’t agree with is deemed to be a ‘conspiracy’. Ian Allsop has a theory about it.

In with the old

Ian Allsop previews another year of debates based on personal conviction rather than facts.

The wake of the Haiti disaster where European Disaster Volunteers were instrumental in support. Image credit: Marcello Casal Jr

Attracting funding can be a challenge in prevention projects, given people don't notice what doesn't happen. But prevention must be better than cure, says Andy Chaggar.

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

A guide to blogging with civilsociety.co.uk

Blogging is no longer the pursuit of the outspoken, shielding behind avatars - it's the realm of the informed professional, and your views are wanted...

Back to the frontline

Andrew Chaggar rounds up his governance-heavy year away from the frontline of disaster recovery, and divulges his latest adventure ahead.

Do as I say, not as I do…

The habitual late filing of regulatory documents by William Shawcross’s charity puts the Charity Commission in an invidious position, says Tania Mason.



Confidence crisis

Ian Allsop is unsure about the appropriateness of the Charity Commission’s key statutory duty.

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