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Do representative forums offer real involvement or lip service?

5 Jan 2016

Dimensions, the charity that supports people with learning disabilities, works hard to give a voice to all its service users, says Ann McCallum, co-chair of Dimensions council.

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Do representative forums offer real involvement or lip service?

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Antonia Swinson

Is your charity property savvy? Antonia Swinson highlights some key points for trustees to consider.

Board

A chair and a chief executive advise on the best course of action for dealing with a disgruntled board.

Finance

Trustees can find discharging their financial responsibilities challenging. Sam Coutinho identifies 18 questions for trustees to ask about statutory accounts.

Finance questions

Once a year auditors meet with trustees to discuss the audit and statutory accounts. Sam Coutinho sets out some questions for trustees to ask.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

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Lindsay Driscoll

A new trustee seeks advice from Lindsay Driscoll on a board's over-reliance on paid advisers.

Karen Brown

Karen Brown, chair at Oxfam, explains the importance of trustees understanding their charity's programme work.

CEO and staff

Joy Allen advises boards on how to handle a complaint against the chief executive.

CEO report

Ros Oakley offers advice to a chair eager to improve the chief executive's report.

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Businesses and charities are increasingly adopting business intelligence solutions. Gareth Jones investigates...

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3 Feb 2016

In 2015, the phrase “digital transformation” became popular among charities. But what does it really...

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