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How to improve diversity and inclusion on trustee boards

on 21 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Four charity leaders spoke about diversity and inclusion at a 2019 NPC and Clothworkers’ Company seminar. At this event, the speakers discussed their experiences of recruiting and supporting a diverse mix of trustees.

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What should charity trustees be thinking about?

on 7 April 2020 , 5 minute read

A charity’s trustees are responsible for identifying, prioritising and managing its risks, as well as opportunities. As this crisis drags on, and a major recession becomes ever more likely, many will need to switch focus to how they deliver their mission over the medium term.

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Big words, big numbers, and big ideas

on 16 October 2019 , 5 minute read

Will Hanford, NPC’s communication manager, attended his first ever NPC Ignites this year and has written a blog on the highlights of his experience. He detects a strong theme of power, particularly the power wielded both consciously and unconsciously by funders, running through the day.

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Celebrating good governance

on 31 May 2019 , 5 minute read

Here NPC Consultant Oli Kelly-Dean summarises the shortlisted and winning charities from the Charity Governance Awards 2019.

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Trustees and risk taking

on 24 May 2019 , 5 minute read

At our recent seminar hosted at the Clothworkers' Hall trustees shared the way they approach risk, and how their management and acceptance of it was advantageous to their charities. Here NPC Consultant Nicola Pritchard shared some of the insights from the day.

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The Code of Good Governance: How to put it into practice

on 24 July 2018

This briefing paper outlines the advice and recommendations from the panel at NPC’s Clothworkers’ seminar on how charity trustees can put the Charity Governance Code into practice.

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How funders can unlock good charity governance

on 10 November 2017

Charities require strong boards in order to be effective. So it's surprising that there are not more funders investing in improved governance. Ahead of trustees week, Sonali Patel gives 3 ways funders can support better trusteeship.

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Funders can set a powerful precedent by involving service users

on 7 November 2017

It has been broadly accepted by charities from across the sector that listening to users is not only the moral thing to do—it’s also the smart and logical thing to do. So, how do funders fit into all of this?

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Stop quoting Latin in your board meetings

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on 18 October 2017

The voluntary sector's board diversity and inclusivity issue is well known. How do we tackle this? Grace Wyld shares insights from a recent NPC event on the topic.

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We need brave, in-your-face, hard-headed governance

on 20 July 2017

Kevin Carey, Chair, RNIB

In this blistering polemic, the Chair of RNIB gives his views on building better governance. For him, that doesn’t mean more calls from government for greater transparency, or more codes and procedures. It means rejecting the executive/non-executive divide between strategy and implementation, injecting commercial sector practices and principles, and being bold and fearless in these times of uncertainty.

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Rockets not sausages: Let’s take a ‘trust-plus’ approach to the public

on 20 July 2017

Peter Kellner, Chair, NCVO

Charities trade on trust, so it’s crucial to understand the public mood and work hard to revive people's confidence. But, as Peter argues here, we need to go further than this. We need a ‘trust-plus’ strategy. This means going beyond just toeing the line and following regulation to actively and positively work for the public’s trust.

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