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Bedding down radical change at Scope

10 Nov 2015 | Alice Maynard

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


Bedding down radical change at Scope

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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. 


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.

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

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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.

Bullying in the workplace

A chief executive and employment lawyer offer advice on what to do when allegations of bullying heighten tension in the workplace.

Merger talks

Rushing towards a merger without following the proper procedures leads one charity into a bigger commitment than anticipated, reports Dianne Haley.

Board leadership

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

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Cutting-edge investment thinking

1 Dec 2015

New research is challenging traditional investment assumptions, John Harrison explains the latest.

A tale of two voluntary sectors

1 Dec 2015

Charities are adopting peer-to-peer models to tackle the effects of welfare reform, says Ferg Slade.

Is it bleak for charities up north?

1 Dec 2015

The North East’s ‘squeezed middle’ faces huge challenges, says Jane Hartley.

How to start major donor fundraising from scratch

24 Nov 2015

Major donor fundraising can look like a far-off, but glistening pot of gold. How can charities get to...

Spot the difference: imitation in fundraising campaigns

13 Nov 2015

Déjà vu is an occupational hazard in fundraising. When fundraisers are as obsessed with innovation as...

Richard Hawkes: 'It’s absolutely right that we pay fundraisers, but we have to get the practice right'

11 Nov 2015

Richard Hawkes caused quite a stir when he left Scope in May after five and a half years. A few months...

If you change how you analyse data, you can understand your service users better

2 Nov 2015

It is now crucial for helpline charities to have multiple channels of communication. Patrick Nash, chief...

New direction for MNDA

1 Nov 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on MNDA's new firewall and switching network, as well as the rest of this month's...

Safe and sound with a smartphone app

1 Oct 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on how Signposts has started using a smartphone app to protect its mobile workers,...

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