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Transforming board leadership at the Education Support Network

4 Jul 2015

Three years after starting a governance restructuring programme, key players at the Education Support Network describe how it was done.

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Transforming board leadership at the Education Support Network

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Financial irregularities

Can a trustee board be too trusting of its executive team? Two experts give their advice for a charity in a trouble with the auditors.

Why Debra moved to a skills-based board

David Spence, acting chair of Debra, describes why the charity moved from a fully elected board to a more skills-based board while keeping members at the forefront of decision-making.

Trustees and finance directors

The January issue of Governance carried an article about the relationship between the key board member responsible for finance and the finance director. In this issue a finance director and a treasurer give us their perspective on this relationship.

Clic Sargent: a journey of transformation

Three years ago Clic Sargent was facing a big black hole in its finances. Jonathan Plumtree explains what the charity did to respond and how it emerged from the crisis stronger than ever.

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

» Trustees ignoring looming insolvency

Girlguiding: from operational to strategic

Gill Slocombe, chair of Girlguiding, describes how this very large membership body adapted its governance to deliver better and faster strategic decision-making.

Personal agendas have no place on charity boards

What do you do when a new chair of trustees manipulates ‘good practice’ to further his personal agenda for the charity?Two practitioners offer their views in this case study of poor governance.

Failure to report a serious incident to the Charity Commission

David Walker explains how a charity can end up in more difficulty by not reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission.

Opening another bank account

Tina Allison advises the chair of a charity who is unsure about why staff are asking for a new bank account to be opened.

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What went wrong at Kids Company?

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Values underpin the Samaritans' strategy

13 Jul 2015

As she prepares to stand down as chief executive, Catherine Johnstone outlines the way that Samaritans’...

Kids Company: countdown to a crisis

26 Aug 2015

Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations...

Could charities face more challenges over legacies?

29 Jul 2015

On Monday the court of appeal awarded £164,000 to the estranged daughter of a woman who left her entire...

Behind the scenes at Kids Company

27 Jul 2015

Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances....

How to fund digital transformation at charities

28 Jul 2015

The landscape that charities operate in is changing, and the funding structures which support the sector...

Really simple first aid at the British Red Cross

7 Jul 2015

Kirsty Weakley report's on a new customer-relationship management system at the British Red Cross, and...

Paying the price of poor data management: how to avoid falling foul of the Data Protection Act

29 Jun 2015

Charities are still failing to sufficiently protect personal data, with breaches more than doubling over...

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