Governance & Funding

It isn’t always easy, but paid staff and charity trustees must work together

Charity trustees have come in for some stick recently. Inept trustees are driving chief executives out of the sector,  they interfere in fundraising, and as one anonymous chief executive put it, powerful trustees are a nightmare. Clearly the role of volunteer charity trustees invokes strong views. But the issue is nothing new, nor is it unique.… Continue reading It isn’t always easy, but paid staff and charity trustees must work together

Civil Society, Governance & Funding

Paying a realistic living wage in the voluntary sector is a step in the right direction

I think most of us would agree that overall, the voluntary sector is not well paid. It was therefore refreshing to learn that a number of large funding organisations are now enabling charities to pay a proper living wage as a result of the Living Wage Friendly Funder scheme. Run by the Living Wage Foundation,… Continue reading Paying a realistic living wage in the voluntary sector is a step in the right direction