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Come on board: The RNLI's journey to permission-led fundraising

18 Mar 2016 | Melanie Stern

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.

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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.

Board

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

CEO report

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

Alice Maynard

Former Scope chair, Alice Maynard, describes the charity's governance journey following a radical change in structure.

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

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Bill Wakeham

Professor Sir William Wakeham, past vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes some of the changes to the organisation's governance.

CEO salary

Two chairs advise on how to deal with the fallout of increasing media scrutiny over Lobbying Act guidelines and executive pay. 

Chair

Jill Makepeace-Warne recalls her time at a charity as it dealt with the death of its chief executive.

Trustees and members

Anne Moynihan looks at what happens when trustees and members disagree about the future direction of a charitable company.

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With the demise of the WM Charity Index, charity trustees must re-address performance monitoring, says...

The pros and cons of RNLI's move to opt-in communications

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RNLI was the first major charity to announce it would move to ‘opt-in’ communications. Giving supporters...

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Chief executive of Oxfam Mark Goldring, winner of this year’s Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement...

How to prevent your fundraisers from burning out

14 Jul 2016

Fundraising has never been tougher, and burnout can be a real problem. Fundraisers are only human after...

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Business intelligence solutions for charities

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

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