Challenges for Boards: Founder Syndrome

The relationship between charity trustees and staff is critical.  When it works, it’s great. When it doesn’t it can destroy the charity. There are a range of causes for these relationships breaking down, one of … Read More

Charity Strategy: Whose job is it anyway?

We need vibrant and successful charities in our society.  Within this context the role of the charity trustee and their working relationship with the charity’s executive has never been more important.  When the relationship works, … Read More

Charity Trustee Boards: Common Pitfalls

Society is increasingly dependent on the great work of many volunteers and charities. Within this context the role of the Charity Trustee has never been more important. Our studies have identified a small number of … Read More

Charity Risk: Safer or Better?

Recent high profile press coverage has, once again, shone a light on governance in the voluntary sector. While the specific details of each case differ, the reaction of trustees and chairs will inevitably focus on … Read More

Getting the best from new Trustees

Each year, many charities seek to strengthen their boards with the appointment of new trustees. Creating a high performing board is the aim, but latest research indicates that 75% of new trustees leave the board … Read More

The Lean Charity

Achieving cost efficiency while protecting capacity In the current challenging economic times it is perhaps not surprising that many charity leaders have focused their attention on raising funds or cutting services. However, there may be … Read More

Trustee support – something needs to change

When it comes to the leadership of the charity sector, and in particular the volunteer trustees who serve on the boards of all charities, if we keep doing what we’ve always done then let’s not be surprised if we keep getting what we’ve always got. Another high profile charity casualty won’t just be possible, it will be a certainty.

Bolstering Your Boardroom

Charities are vital to the social fabric of Britain and sitting on the board of a charity is a critical leadership role. While the government toys with increasing regulation, we believe this to be little … Read More