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Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

24 Jun 2016

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Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

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Trustee Exchange 2015

Jenni Cahill spent yesterday at the eighth annual Trustee Exchange conference, chaired by Governance editor Dorothy Dalton.  Here's what she learned.

Sir Clive Booth, Chair, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Getting the balance right between allocating sufficient time to discuss the issue, but not too much, can be a tricky task for any chair, says Sir Clive Booth.

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.

Building on shaky foundations

The fly on the wall series continues to monitor the progress of Time Banks UK's new chair of trustees, Martin Farrell.

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

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