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 2018 – Trustees’ Week special

This week we're celebrating the vital contribution that trustees make with free resources, and discounts on governance training and publications, Continue reading

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Governance round-up: October 2018

This month we look forward to our Trustee Conference and Trustees' Week and raise awareness of news from the Charity Commission and deadline for annual returns. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: September 2018

This month we look at the commission's attitude towards serious incident reporting, research into the role of trustees and charity spending. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: August 2018

We've opened entries for this year's Winifred Tumim Memorial governance prize - find out how to enter. We also have news on the new annual return, a free fundraising webinar, and more. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: July 2018

This month, we look at the Charity Commission's research into trust in charities and consider the importance of a functional board. Plus, news on the governance forum, and other upcoming events and training. Continue reading

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The Charity Governance Code at one year old

In this blog post, Dan Francis reflects on what the Charity Governance Code has achieved so far, one year since its publication. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: June 2018

This month, we have a selection of governance resources available for free during Small Charity Week. We also report on new Charity Commission rules on automatic disqualification, the new Annual Return, and more. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: May 2018

This month, the Charity Commission launches a new trustee welcome pack and you can also take a look at our new compliance checklist for trustees. Plus, the latest regulatory news and upcoming training and events including the NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: April 2018

In this month's round-up: the new Charity Commission chair makes her first keynote speech at NCVO's Annual Conference, news on our new safeguarding course, new research on the gender pay gap, and more. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: March 2018

This month: a new report on awareness of the new Charity Governance Code, Oxfam's appointment of a new independent safeguarding commission, upcoming training events, and more Continue reading

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