Board Papers - What's the problem?

  • 1st Mar 2020

Board papers, what’s the problem?

Well, to put it bluntly, some board papers are very high quality and others just aren’t. So, why is there such a difference in quality between board papers, even within the same organisation? As a board member, do you have to accept it or can you actually do something about it?

The good news is you and your charity board can take some practical steps to fix this very common problem......

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Trustee Vacancies - Top 6 Recruitment Tips

  • 2nd Dec 2019

Why do so many voluntary committees/boards have difficulties filling their vacancies?

Read our Top 6 recruitment tips to help you recruit to fill your vacant board positions.....

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When was your last governance review?

  • 8th Sep 2019

In this blog, we show you the importance of regular governance reviews and how to complete them more effectively.

Charity boards are expected to undertake regular governance reviews. These are not compulsory, however best practice suggests that you should complete an internal review of governance arrangements in your charity at least annually.

You should also undertake an external review every three to five years.

The Charity Commission states that “Charity trustees are the people who are legally responsible for the control, management and administration of a charity.” Trustees of incorporated charities also have legal duties and responsibilities as company directors. By undertaking regular governance reviews (and acting on them), trustees can reduce their personal risks by demonstrating how they meet the requirements of their role.

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Board Meetings - Top Tips

  • 21st Jun 2019

In this blog, you will learn tips on how to make your board (and other) meetings more effective.

Love them or hate them, meetings are an integral part of everyday life in most organisations, now is the time to improve them.....

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Top 10 Reasons for Good Charity Governance

  • 29th Apr 2019

This blog is for you if you are a chair, trustee or charity CEO who wants to understand the top reasons for good charity governance and how to achieve it.

There is an increasingly high expectation of good governance standards in charities and other not-for-profit organisations such as credit unions, housing associations and sporting bodies.

Why is good charity governance important? What difference will it make? How do you improve your charity governance?

In this blog we identify 10 top reasons why good governance is essential to you and your charity. We explain the difference good governance makes and how to assess and improve it in your charity in 5 simple steps.

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