Blog Topic: Governance

Don't settle for Mr Alright

20 September 2016

Back in 2014, our CEO wrote a fun but thought-provoking blog about trustees. Given the scrutiny charity trustees have been under recently, we thought that Amanda's blog was more relevant than ever.

So here it is again, two years down the road but just as pertinent today as it was back then.

How many women looking for Mr Right have just settled for Mr Alright? It’s an easy temptation, but one you can live to regret.

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Governance Workshop for The Robertson Trust Charities, presented by The Cranfield Trust – April 2016

20 June 2016

There was definitely no time for April foolery at the Glasgow Robertson Trust offices on the 1st April 2016. Representatives from 21 Scottish charities had devoted valuable time at the end of their working week to learn more about how they and their Boards could together, secure and improve service provision.

There were no practical jokes or hoaxes, there was no need for icebreakers or introductions, all delegates got actively involved in meeting each other, debating and discussing...

Why aren’t more charities using this government hand-out?

31 March 2016

For the last 25 years Gift Aid has been one of the largest sources of “free” income for the charity sector. This tax year HMRC will refund over £1,200 million to charities and other voluntary organisations, a figure that has been growing pretty consistently over time at above inflation rates. That £1,200m is the basic rate income tax that had been paid by generous donors before they made their...

Don’t settle for Mr Alright

12 August 2014

How many women looking for Mr Right have just settled for Mr Alright? It’s an easy temptation, but one you can live to regret.

Charities often face this dilemma when searching for trustees, but it is worth holding on for Mr or Mrs Right.