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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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Alex Day asks whether a social impact bond could be established to focus on drought relief.

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9 Jun 2016

What are charities looking for in their purchasing? Alice Sharman discovers how procurement is more than...

Across the great divide: restricted and unrestricted funds

3 Jun 2016

Richard Weaver outlines the perennial considerations when it comes to restricted and unrestricted funds.

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23 Jun 2016

Hugh Radojev discovers that people give more when reminded of death, but less when they blame victims...

Them's the rules: the ICO on how it is trying to improve fundraising practice

15 Jun 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office has revised its guidance for charity direct marketing. Judith...

How to work with your supporter data in face of new regulation

14 Jun 2016

Suzanne Lewis explains what charities should, and should not, be doing with their supporters’ details....

Social media - how to make sure you comply with employment law

4 Mar 2016

Gearalt Fahy, partner at 3volution, examines some of the challenges for employers created by the rise...

Four ways that innovation can be the solution for charities

1 Mar 2016

Based on his experiences at Relate, Chris Sherwood suggests four ways to innovate your way out of a difficult...

Business intelligence solutions for charities

3 Feb 2016

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

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