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What a businessperson needs to learn when they become a charity trustee

23 May 2016
Tags: Trustees

Career marketer Rebecca Salt joined her first trustee board, at In Kind Direct, a year ago. She explores the differences between the charity environment and her more familiar corporate world.

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What a businessperson needs to learn when they become a charity trustee

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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.

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?

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