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Society Diary: Fat cats, attics and the nicest job in Britain

23 Jan 2015 | Governance

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Society Diary: Fat cats, attics and the nicest job in Britain

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Board meetings without the chief exec

A newly appointed trustee is troubled when the chair arranges a meeting without the chief executive. What is the protocol for meetings, they ask?

Lapsed donors

For all the talk about preventing lapsed donors, many charities still aren’t on top of retention, says Barry Floyd.

American boardrooms can offer UK charities valuable insight

BoardSource has recently published its NonProfit Governance Index 2010. Tesse Akpeki says the findings hold valuable insights from the US for governance development in the UK.

A project born of concern: Project Prevention in the UK

In May last year Civil Society announced that Project Prevention, an American charity that controversially pays drug and alcohol addicts to undergo sterilisation and long-term contraception procedures, would be coming to the UK. Here its founder Barbara Harris asks UK critics to think again before passing judgement.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Benevolent funds do provide public benefit

Hilary Greengrass highlights the importance of the Charity Employees Benevolent Funds in light of the news that the Attorney General is examining whether all benevolent funds really do provide public benefit.

Digital-do's in online giving

A digital relationship can be difficult to maintain. Jonathan Grapsas offers his advice on how to ensure you bag your online donors for the long-haul.

Understand your pension accounting – a beginners guide

David Davison highlights a back-to-basics guide to the murky area of FRS17 disclosures.

Love thy neighbour

Gordon Hunter thinks the best finance option for pushing the Big Society could reside next door. 

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