Neal Green

Neal Green

Senior policy adviser, Charity Commission

Neal Green is a senior policy advisor at the Charity Commission. His main current area of responsibility is charity governance. 

He contributed to Good Governance, the Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector, and represents the Commission on the Code Steering Group.  He co-wrote the Commission’s research and guidance on charities and public service delivery, contributed to guidance on campaigning and the CIO model constitutions.

More recently, he wrote Its Your Decision (decision-making for trustees), and is currently updating The Essential Trustee. He helped to instigate Trustees' Week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do.

Neal has produced guidance for exempt and excepted charities, and has advised several government departments about becoming principal regulators of exempt charities.



 

 

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Senior policy adviser, Charity Commision

Neal Green advises against allowing one person to dominate the organisation.

Handling a disputed legacy

The Charity Commission and lawyers Robert Oakley and Laura Soley offer guidance on approaching a legacy dispute.

What to consider in drafting compromise agreements with senior charity staff

A lawyer, an accountant and the Charity Commission provide initial advice to a board of trustees on the issue of compromise agreements for senior staff.

What to do when a trustee is interested in an executive role

The Charity Commission's Neal Green explains how to proceed when a trustee takes an interest in applying for an executive role within a charity.

How to maximise income from a property sale

A lawyer, an accountant and the Charity Commission provide advice on maximising income from a property sale.

What trustees should expect from the Charity Commission

With stringent cutbacks in their budget, what help can trustees now get from the Charity Commission? Neal Green explains.

When trustees let charitable activities take a back seat to fundraising

A series of Charity Commission investigations informs this article by Neal Green, the regulator's senior policy advisor, who warns that charities can easily get caught up spending all their resources on fundraising, rather than their stated purpose.

Legal implications of basic governance errors

When a local branch of a national charity embarks on a direct fundraising effort, things soon turn sour when a the project shuts down. Neal Green examines the legal implications.

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