Category Archives: Practical support

Tips on recruiting more diverse trustees

The Charity Commission’s ‘Taken on Trust’ report laid bare the lack of diversity on charity boards, highlighting that men outnumber women on boards by two to one. Continue reading

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Home is wherever I volunteer

#iwill ambassador Lizzie Beale on the role volunteering plays in helping young people put down roots and become a part of their communities. Continue reading

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Brexit ‘endgame’: What happens next?

A summary of the hurdles government needs to clear between now and Brexit day. Continue reading

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Volunteering round-up: November 2018

This week is both Trustees Week and #iwill Week so it's a good time to celebrate the many different ways in which volunteers contribute to their causes. Plus, the latest volunteering news and upcoming training and events. 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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Why focusing on existing volunteers is key to accelerating progress with diversity

Helen Timbrell is an independent consultant working with the voluntary sector on people and organisational development. Here she writes about the issue of EDI within charities. Continue reading

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Impact round-up: October 2018

Welcome to our October impact round-up. This month we look at tackling loneliness, and announce our partnership with Foundation for Social Improvement. Continue reading

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Strategy is about power: how will you use it?

A strategy is not just the plan on paper: it is the process by which an organisation reaches agreement about its direction, priorities and resources. 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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A guide to using the volunteering and end-of-life care toolkit

Volunteering and end-of-life care is an evidence-based toolkit to address the problem of supporting people with advanced illness, and their families. Continue reading

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