Leadership & Management, News

Managing home workers and protecting their wellbeing

Sign up for these free webinars on the management and wellbeing of home-based and other remote workers... When the Covid-19 lockdown started, an immediate challenge for third sector organisations was how to provide continuing, but perhaps reconfigured services, to beneficiaries. The big increase in home-based working that followed was a necessary requirement. But in this… Continue reading Managing home workers and protecting their wellbeing

Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

Don’t take your home workers for granted

Some have been doing it for years, but Covid-19 has led to a big increase in the number of people working from home. What’s more, in many organisations it is proving popular, as staff and their senior management recognise the various benefits. But while the pandemic has driven the increase in home working, are the… Continue reading Don’t take your home workers for granted

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

In these challenging times, with tight budgets, pressure from funders, further cuts to local services, and the continued uncertainty of how Brexit will play out, an organisational malaise can take hold, affecting everyone from the chief executive to your volunteers. But when the going gets tough, the leadership of an organisation needs to get going… Continue reading Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

Civil Society, Leadership & Management

Doing away with our AGM

           Many of us will have attended an AGM that was barely quorate and/or hopelessly dull. If this suggestion takes off then many organisations will surely follow…

The ACEVO blog has moved!

In principle, your Annual General Meeting should be about engagement, accountability and procedure. But if it doesn’t deliver that in practice, it’s time to think again, says Vicky Browning, ACEVO’s CEO

It was an off-hand comment from a member that sealed the deal for me. As we waited anxiously for confirmation that ACEVO’s 2018 AGM was quorate before we could kick off proceedings, I thanked her for coming along.

“Oh I’m only here so you’ll come to mine,” she said breezily.

Which got me thinking about what AGMs were for, why we need them and whether there wasn’t a better way than corralling 25 reluctant people into a room to talk about what we did as an organisation over a year ago.

Procedure, engagement and accountability

It seems to me that an AGM has three purposes – procedure, engagement and accountability.

The procedure bit is basically backing what’s already been…

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