Author Archives: Dan Francis

Dan Francis

About Dan Francis

Dan is responsible for NCVO’s governance consultancy offer, focusing on governance reviews, board performance and trustee training. He joined NCVO from the National Union of Students (NUS) where, as a long standing consultant, he supported the organisational development of local students’ unions as charities.

Governance round-up: February 2018

In the round-up this month Dan focuses specifically on practical actions, tools and resources which boards can use to either improve their policies or assurance. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: January 2018

This month we looks at charity incorporated organisation (CIO) conversion and how to do this. We also talk about the new Charity Commission welcome pack for new trustees, training and events, and more. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: December 2017

A look back at the big governance-related events of 2017. We also have the latest from the Charity Commission, a new podcast, events, and more Continue reading

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Governance round-up: November 2017

This month: Trustees' Week, Taken on Trust research, Governance Forum, Reminder on Annual Return consultation, and upcoming training and events Continue reading

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Taken on Trust research

Our response to the findings in the Charity Commission's research into the awareness and the effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales Continue reading

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New podcast – Charity governance: Strengthening your board

The third episode of NCVO's podcast series, this time looking at governance, with a particular focus on small charities Continue reading

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Governance round-up: October 2017

This month, using the new Charity Governance Code, Trustees Week, news on charity registrations, training and events, and more Continue reading

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Governance round-up: September 2017

In this round-up, Dan discusses Kid's Company, CIO conversion, charity governance APPG focus, the Lobbying Act, new from the Charity Commission, and more. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: July 2017

This month, the launch of new Charity Governance Code, news about this year's Trustee Conference, GDPR, the Winifred Tumim Prize, and more Continue reading

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Charity Governance Code launched today

Dan Francis outlines the new Charity Governance Code and how charities can benefit from applying it. Continue reading

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