10 Mar 2014
It's fairly easy to derail board meetings through inappropriate behaviour. This extract from the new edition of Charity Trustee's Handbook by Mike Eastwood offers a few easy guidelines to protect against ineffective board meetings.
The Office for Civil Society has opened a programme of grants and partnership contracts, totalling almost half a million pounds, for civil society organisations to support the government's Big Society vision as part of the European Year of Volunteering in England this year.
The National Bullying Helpline has closed due to lack of funding and the resignation of its founder and chief executive, Christine Pratt.
I'm sorry that some MPs feel that being contacted by their constituents about issues, which those individuals obviously consider to be important, is a distraction from their work. But that's kind of what WE pay them (handsomely) for.
Ian Beer, chair of the Injured Players Foundation, discusses how the board ensures dispassionate decision-making and keeps its focus on beneficiaries.
Confusion arises when a property dispute calls to question who the trustees of an ancient religious charity may be. Lindsay Driscoll and Paul Ridout respond to the dilemma in this case study.
The Public Administration Committee has slated the government’s quango cull, saying many of the functions should have been transferred to charities and mutuals rather than simply scrapped.
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