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Society Diary: Is a woman really shacked up with this dead philanthropist?

23 Sep 2016

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Society Diary: Is a woman really shacked up with this dead philanthropist?

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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.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

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