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: November 2019 – Trustees’ Week special

As we begin Trustees' Week, Dan Francis provides an overview of the many ways NCVO are celebrating trustees and also shares important information on what trustees should be aware of in the upcoming general election. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: October 2019

Our latest governance round-up looks at how you can access free trustee advertising, celebrating Trustees Week, an opportunity to fund innovation and a range of training and events to improve governance. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: September 2019

Our round-up of last month's governance news includes: Brexit planning for boards, the upcoming Trustee Conference, the latest updates from the Charity Commission, and more Continue reading

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Governance round-up: August 2019

The latest governance news for trustees includes a new innovation fund from NCVO, changes to the Charity Governance Code, plus the latest on our upcoming Trustee Conference. Continue reading

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Five hot picks for Bates Wells/NCVO Trustee Conference 2019

This week our lead consultant, Dan Francis, tells us his top five session recommendations for the Bates Wells/Trustee Conference. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: July 2019

This month we look at the Charity Commission's upgrade in support of whistleblowers, the decision to record trustee names on the charity register from April 2020 and cyber security guidance for trustees. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: June 2019

This month, we take a look at the new micro charity governance tool, Ireland's endorsement of their charity governance code and whether we require the role of an honorary treasurer anymore. Continue reading

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New toolkit to support the smallest of charities adopt the Charity Governance Code

A new toolkit specifically designed with small charities in mind to help improve governance. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: May 2019

This month, we share our new scheme of delegation templates, explore companies trying out new meeting strategies and share the latest news along with upcoming training and events. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: April 2019

This month, we explore the first research looking at adoption of the charity governance code as well as current events including, charity fraud and misconduct, resignations and trustee recruitment in students union. Continue reading

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