Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

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Trustees asleep on their watch

Unpaid creditors and an overdraft existence. A deputy chair and an auditor advise trustees facing questions about the financial governance of their charity.

An EU funding nightmare

An over-eager charity looks to Europe for funding to expand its reach. Richard Weaver explains the pitfalls and the lessons to be learnt.

Where are the Big Society champions?

After the Compact Commission was abolished, sector champions were to be established in every government department. Malcolm Hurlston tries to find them.

A funder conundrum

Ahead of the publication of research into trusts and foundations Andrew Cooper highlights the issues facing funders.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

It's not what you know but who you know - apparently

Anne Moynihan asks whether its not what trustees know but who they know that counts.

Merger insights - pitfalls and potential

Stewart Crocker’s first-hand experience, as the former chief executive of Waste Watch, of achieving the successful merger with Keep Britain Tidy in 2011.

Beryl Hobson, former head of policy, Charity Commission

Beryl Hobson gives some tips on how trustees can support chief executives.

On red alert - how to cope with the economic slowdown

A number of warning signs could give trustees advance notice if their organisation is heading for trouble. Ian Gould reveals what to look out for.

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