Trusteeship and governance - NPC

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Young Trustees Movement: How should philanthropy learn from young people?

By Kate Roberts and Amelia Ireland, with thanks to Mita Desai, Callum Pethick and Charlotte Lamb.
on 27 June 2022

To mark our 20th birthday, we've been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact?


The role of diversity, equity and inclusion in evaluation

on 14 June 2022 , 5 minute read

The scope and purpose of evaluation has been evolving over the years, but how evidence is gathered and used is less often addressed. In this blog for trustees, we explore what ‘good evidence’ looks like and practical changes that charities can make to their existing evaluation practice.

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How can trustees support charities with their impact measurement?

By and Abigail Rose
on 22 April 2022 , 4 minute read

Impact measurement is an important way for charities to demonstrate their achievements. How can trustees support impact measurement in their charities?

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How to close down a service or programme well

By and Mushfik Khan
on 3 March 2022 , 4 minute read

When planning an ending, an organisation has to consider numerous factors. However, if endings are done well, they can help sow the seeds for what comes next for your organisation.

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The environmental crisis for trustees

By and Lily Meisner
on 16 December 2021 , 4 minute read

How will climate change impact the the social sector, and what opportunities and risks does the climate crisis pose for trustees?

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Retaining and empowering volunteers through and beyond Covid-19

on 15 April 2021 , 5 minute read

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on volunteers and accelerated some trends that were already in progress before Covid-19 hit. What should trustees be doing to ensure their charity is harnessing the power of volunteers?

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How can trustees help charities harness digital?

on 23 February 2021 , 4 minute read

Covid-19 has accelerated the transition to digital for many charities. Trustees need to decide how to capitalise upon digital innovations and how to integrate new working practices with some of their charity's more traditional approaches.

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What to do as a trustee of a struggling charity

on 8 February 2021 , 6 minute read

Five things to keep in mind when times are tough.

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Good governance is rewarding

on 9 December 2020 , 3 minute read

Reward your trustees for their work during this crisis and learn from those who showed resilience over this tough period.

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Setting your charity’s reserves policy through and beyond Covid-19

on 25 November 2020 , 4 minute read

Reserves are meant for a rainy day, and Covid-19 is undoubtedly such a day. What types of reserves should a charity hold and how should trustees handle them in the current climate?

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Charity boards in recovery

on 13 October 2020

We have partnered with decision-science consultancy Leapwise to explore how decision making by charity boards has changed during the crisis, and to provide support on how to strengthen this for the next chapter.

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How can trustees build resilience through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis?

By and Abigail Rose
on 24 August 2020 , 4 minute read

Trustees need to enable their charities to deliver their mission post-crisis. At a recent NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar, two charity leaders discussed what trustees should now be thinking about, as we move on from the initial Covid-19 crisis and into the recovery.