What's in November's issue of Governance & Leadership?

15 Nov 2022 In-depth

The cover theme of November’s G&L is lived experience on charity boards, and how charities can look after and make the most of experts by experience.  Our coverage includes insights from Bayes Business School’s lived experience programme, along with a case study of Smallwood Trust’s board shadowing programme and an excerpt from Getting on Board’s brilliant new guide to board diversification, which offers advice on how to recruit for lived experience. Our columnists Elizabeth Balgobin and Dr Wanda Wyporska also bring their own views on the topic to the table.

November’s edition sports a meaty Law & Guidance section, with articles about the new Charities Act, the Charity Commission’s new five-minute guide to campaigning and political activity, and considerations for charities that want to work in partnership with non-charities.  There’s also a report on the first case of contempt of court ever brought by the Charity Commission against a trustee.

Editor Tania Mason uses her leader column to bemoan the recent high turnover of personnel in government posts – including that of minister for civil society – and ponders why prime ministers insist on giving ministerial jobs to people with no knowledge or experience of the brief.  She also examines the latest opposition to charitable status of Tufton Street think tanks and concludes that little is likely to change on that front any time soon.

And lastly, we deliver a chunky section on responsible investment, with insightful discussions hosted by our Charity Awards partners CCLA and Investec, along with excellent case studies from the Barrow Cadbury trust, Cripplegate Foundation and Pharmacist Support.  It’s a bumper issue – we hope you enjoy it.




Cover theme


Law & Guidance

People & Culture

Board matters

Core functions: Human resources

The Final Word


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