Dear Andrew: How involved should the board be?
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Dear Andrew: How involved should the board be?

27 Jul 2016 | Andrew Hind

In this regular column, Andrew Hind answers readers’ queries about governance issues. This month a chair asks how involved the trustee board should be in operational issues.

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Avoiding HR slip-ups: the top ten people management mistakes made by charities

Helen Giles depicts her ten top ways that charities set themselves on a course for disaster in managing their staff.

Andrew Hind

In this regular column, Andrew Hind answers readers’ queries about governance issues. This month, a finance director asks for advice on how to get the board more involved with compiling annual accounts.

Taking the long view

Imagine you were setting your investment strategy from a standing start. Peter Baxter of Trust for London goes through the process.

Helen Baker

Trustees need to make sure they are being given the right information, says Helen Baker.

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

» Trustees ignoring looming insolvency

Orlando Fraser, image credit Alex Griffiths

Orlando Fraser, Charity Commission board member, tells Kirsty Weakley that the regulator is committed to the independence of the sector.

RNLI Portrush crew member. Credit Nigel Millard.

From next year, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will only ask for money from people who have given explicit permission to be asked. Its chief executive, head of funding and treasurer tell Melanie Stern how and why.

Tom Rutherford

The 2015 Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) put global warming firmly onto the political agenda and made it important for all charities to think about carbon in their investment portfolios, says Tom Rutherford.

Dimensions Council

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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