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Why we became a living wage employer

23 Jul 2015 | Shaun Rafferty

Two Joseph Rowntree charities jointly became the first care provider to pay staff the living wage, and staff turnover more than halved in the first year. Shaun Rafferty extols the benefits of treating employees fairly.

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Why we became a living wage employer

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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.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

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Banking blog: Three charities and their experience of loan finance

29 Jul 2015

Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, shares useful case studies of charities that have taken...

Ten things charities can do to build financial sustainability

22 Jul 2015

A financial review published today warns that the sector faces a £4.6bn shortfall. Michael Birtwistle,...

All charity leaders are responsible for fundraising

14 Jul 2015

The tragic death of Olive Cooke was a defining moment for the sector and everyone involved in running...

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