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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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Karen Brown

Karen Brown, chair at Oxfam, explains the importance of trustees understanding their charity's programme work.

CEO and staff

Joy Allen advises boards on how to handle a complaint against the chief executive.

Governance cartoon

Liz Hazell highlights a charity with an outdated governance structure and how it managed to turn things around. 

Banking: The pros & cons of loan finance

Loans are not suitable for every charity in every circumstance, but can be a very useful tool in your funding box, says Peter Kelly.




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

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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.

Pensions cartoon

Recent changes to pension freedoms are great news for some - but are they a headache for trustees? Ian Gutteridge explains.

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Getting communications right in a media crisis is vital, says Will Spratt.

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