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: 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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Governance round-up: March 2019

This month, we uncover a new charity governance model and delve into a new report on how the advancement of religion should no longer be a charitable purpose. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: February 2019

This month's governance round-up looks at the latest news from the Charity Commission, several upcoming governance training sessions, events and new resources. Continue reading

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Governance round-up: January 2019

This month's round-up looks into our ethical principals, research into building trust, our upcoming conference and training events and best blogs Continue reading

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Governance round-up: December 2018

In our last governance round-up of the year we reflect on the past year in governance, and invite charities to apply for the Charity Governance Awards. Continue reading

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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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