This month's Governance & Leadership magazine looks at how the charity sector, and its trustees, can embrace digital technology. It also looks at why older trustees should be celebrated, and how charities can avoid becoming the next Kids Company.
See below for links to a selection of articles from this month's magazine and infomation on how to subscribe.
Cover theme: the digital board
- The age of the digital charity: Kirsty Weakley explores why the charity sector has been slow to embrace digital technology, and offers some solutions to help it get ahead
- Fresh perspecitives: Charities ought to be allowed to sort out their own problems before the regulator comes storming in, argues Jacqui Lazare
- Vice principles: Older trustees should be celebrated, not castigated, says John Williams
- Trustee view: Stephen Pidgeon says all trustees should be fundraisers for their charity – and should put their hand in their own pockets too
- The regulator: Plenty of charities have responded proactively to the negative news coverage of the sector and are much stronger as a result, says Neil Robertson
People and culture
- How not to be the next Kids Company: An expert panel considers what went wrong at Kids Company and how other charities can avoid going the same way
- What makes a good treasurer: A good treasurer needs to understand numbers, but also communication and relationship-building, says Denise Fellows
- Dear Andrew: Andrew Hind advises a trustee concerned about the all-too-regular absence of some fellow board members from meetings
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