We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new series of webinars this summer. Chairing plus webinars will begin in August and are now open for booking. Earlier this year, we launched our Chairing essentials webinar series, focused on topics which are key to successful chairing. Our new Chairing plus webinars will look at additional…

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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, charities have been there supporting those most in need – they’ve organised and distributed food, provided support to people affected by mental health issues, found safe places for those escaping domestic abuse and much more. They’ve responded to new needs created by coronavirus as well as working to…

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We are pleased to announce that aspects of the Beacon Programme will be continuing until 30 September 2020, allowing us to extend our support for Chairs of smaller charities in these challenging times. This has been made possible thanks to additional funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. The extra funding will allow us to…

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Association of Chairs, along with colleagues in the charity sector, has been campaigning for the government to provide much needed financial support to help charities maintain their support to people in need, at a time when they need it most. On 8 April, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government would be providing £750 million…

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We’re very excited to be launching a brand new programme of webinars for 2020. The Chairing essentials webinars will focus on key topics, aimed at supporting Chairs to carry out their roles effectively. Following on from a successful pilot webinar programme, we’re now able to roll out Chairing essentials to our members. The new webinars…

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Dr Kaneez Shaid, Chair of Citizens UK, speaking at Governing with a difference. We were joined by over 60 Chairs and Vice Chairs on Tuesday for our Governing with a difference evening. It was great to see many new members attending, as well as some familiar faces. Our panel of speakers provoked lots of thought…

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We’re launching a series of expert insight sessions this month, as part of our expanding online events programme. Each session will cover a different topic, such as trustee recruitment, appraising your Chief Executive and managing conflicts of interest. The expert insight sessions will allow you to hear from an expert, ask questions and discuss the…

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As part of our Beacon Programme, we’re launching a series of online peer surgeries, designed to help you connect with other Chairs and Vice Chairs, share your experiences and learn from those who may be facing similar challenges and opportunities. The surgeries will be led by a session leader, a fellow Chair, who will begin…

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To celebrate Trustees’ Weeks 2019, we’re making our factsheet Working one-to-one, available to non-members. As Chair, it’s important to get to know the unique individuals on your board and create conditions for them to thrive and contribute. Trustees have different motivations for getting involved and it’s worthwhile setting some time aside to get to know…

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