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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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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.

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.

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

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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.

Valerie Owen

Valerie Owen, OBE, chair of Swan Housing Association’s board, describes how seeing a governance problem as an opportunity for improvement led to a Swan that is really fit for the future.

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10 Feb 2016

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Presenting to non-professional trustees

8 Feb 2016

James Johnsen shares his experiences to help all who have to present specialist information to non-expert...

Sustainable investing for charities

5 Feb 2016

How can charities reflect their values and principles in their investment portfolio? Candida de Silva...

Love me, love me not: Can relationship fundraising redeem the sector?

8 Feb 2016

Relationship fundraising has been the darling of theorists for decades, but seemingly left on the shelf...

Charity campaign launchpad: Cancer Research UK's Dryathlon

25 Jan 2016

Anthony Newman, director of brand, marketing and communications at Cancer Research UK spills the beans...

Moving swiftly on: charities can't afford to stop at digital transformation

25 Jan 2016

Charities have got on board with digital transformation, but they’re still behind the commercial world...

Business intelligence solutions for charities

3 Feb 2016

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

What does digital transformation mean in the charity sector?

3 Feb 2016

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

Technology predictions for 2016

2 Feb 2016

We asked IT suppliers to give us their technology predictions for 2016. These are the highlights.

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