This Charity Excellence Blog page includes some of the resources that have been created for good governance, charity management, communications, people, finance & funding.

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Charity Commission Trustee Duties & Responsibilities – 20 Ways To Be A Good Charity Trustee

Posted 7/27/2020

The Charity Commission guidance, the Essential Trustee summarises charity trustee responsibiities, duties and powers, but there's a lot more to being a good charity trustee than that. I put nearly 30 years of being a trustee, chair and board mentor into developing the free Charity Excellence Framework online toolkit. As part of that, here is a guide to 20 things which (in my experience) really good charity trustees do.

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Developing Resilience - 12 Ways To Be More Effective & Happier

Posted 7/27/2020

All charity people, staff and volunteers, can find it tough. Use this checklist to set a monthly reminder on your device, with a link to this blog. Try a new one each month, keep doing the ones that work for you and, if any don't, you'll get a new one next month. You'll become more resilient and effective at work, and healthier and happier too.

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Good Governance: How To Increase Trustee Board Engagement

Posted 7/29/2020

Your charity board ultimately make all the key decisions, but every board is a collection of individuals, with differing motivations, abilities and time they can give. Moreover, they may not be around very often and, if you don’t attend meetings, you may see them rarely.

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