The cover theme for the September issue of Governance & Leadership is “trustees and fundraising”. The foundation for the coverage is some research carried out by Charity Well into how fundraisers feel about their jobs, and particularly how they feel about their trustee boards. Charity Well founder Claire Warner summarises the relevant findings and offers some pointers to help trustees improve their relationships with their staff fundraisers. In the accompanying article, G&L editor Tania Mason talks to senior fundraisers to get their views, some examples of good practice and some horse’s-mouth advice to boards.
The law & guidance section carries an article about faith charities and the specific governance challenges they face, along with an update on the likely forthcoming changes to the Charity Governance Code. In the People & Culture section, you can read an edited excerpt from the keynote speech on day two of our recent Trustee Exchange Online conference. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, executive director and co-founder of UK Black Pride and chief executive of the Kaleidoscope Trust, offers her thoughts on structural racism in the charity sector and how to begin to address it.
In our regular columns, Elizabeth Balgobin reconsiders her thoughts about ethics, and the Charity Commission’s Neil Robertson reminds readers of the importance of managing conflicts, and being seen to do so. John Williams from the Association of Chairs argues that there is no better time than now to re-evaluate the skillsets around your board table.
Finally, the core functions section considers how charities’ insurance needs have changed as a result of the coronavirus.
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- People & Culture
- Core Functions: Insurance & Risk
- The final word
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