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New Charity Governance code has launched

This is a must read for all Chairs keen to improve their Board’s governance. After a period of consultation and amendment, the new Charity Governance Code will help charities and their trustees aspire to high standards of governance and achieve continuous improvement.  It complements the more formal guidance from the Charity Commission which has marked

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Big Lottery Fund awards the Association a major three-year grant

Big Lottery Fund awards the Association a major three-year grant

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Thanks to our new funding we are recruiting

We are looking for a Programme Manager to lead our work with small charities. It’s a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager with a strong track record of delivery on time and on budget. We’re also looking for a Marketing and Partnerships manager. We seek an experienced marketing professional with excellent communication skills who

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A new briefing for members on fundraising regulation and data protection

A new briefing for members on fundraising regulation and data protection

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Summary of remarks by Andrew Purkis

Summary of remarks by Andrew Purkis

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New locations in Leeds and Birmingham for our popular New Chairs’ briefing

After several sell-out sessions in London, we are delighted to have secured dates for our first half-day briefings in Leeds on April 5th and Birmingham on July 19th. Bookings for Leeds are now open on our Future Events page: click here.

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Focus on employment law at our first event in Liverpool for North West Chairs

Solicitors Weightmans LLP hosted us and provided an insightful, practical and engaging briefing on current issues in employment law focusing on dismissal and discrimination, covering aspects from protected characteristics in discrimination law to when you can safely say ‘GYC’ (“Get Your Coat”) All brilliantly presented by Emlyn Williams, a Partner at Weightmans, and Matthew Smith,

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Insights from the Bank of England at our first joint event with the Association of Charitable Foundations

We changed our normal event approach to allow us to meet over 50 foundation Chairs. We invited the speaker – Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England – and ACF provided the occasion – their annual Chairs’ reception for members.  Sir Jon was, as described by one of the ACF team, a

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Association of Chairs and Honorary Treasurers Forum debate

A recent joint event, as part of Trustees Week, bringing together members of the Association of Chairs and Honorary Treasurers Forum provided lively debate as to how the relationship between charity Chairs and Treasurers might be enriched. A summary of the event provided many tips on how to build a strong working relationship between the

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Our House of Lords Charities Committee evidence has been published

The Association board has made a submission to the new ad hoc House of Lords select committee on charities, chaired by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley. The committee was formed to examine “issues related to sustaining the charity sector and the challenges of charity governance”.   It is due to report in the spring of next year. 

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