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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

11 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Ceci n'est pas un pipe, Magritte, Copyright Jay Cross

The term 'chairman' is long past its sell-by date, says Andy Gregg.


Realising the potential of governance

Tesse Akpeki pays tribute to the Acevo Governance Commission but warns against reinventing the wheel.

Politically charged

Ian Allsop reviews the political bunfight surrounding the appointment of the Charity Commission’s new chair.

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.

My understanding is that the title of chairman is not gender specific. The 'man' in chairman originates from the word mandate as the mandate to chair a meeting.

» Language matters

Stand and deliver – but for heaven's sake stop meddling

Chairs have a place in charities, says David Philpott, but it shouldn't be in the stationery cupboard counting pens, or debating the cost of electricity.

'You can't kill a chair, it's an inanimate object'

Governance reader John Markham has his own Inspector Morse-style theory about the first instalment of the murder mystery ‘Who killed the chair?’ currently being serialised in Governance magazine.


Who killed the chair? -  Part two

A charity chairman has been killed, but who's the culprit? Delve into a leadership nightmare in the second part of Shirley Otto's governance detective story.

Running a charity is all in the balance

On his departure from the board of Time Banking Martin Farrell offers a fond farewell, and a reminder that running a charity is a balance between give and take.

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