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Board teams: managing emotions in difficult situations

This blog post is based on two briefings which were written for Association of Chairs by Marcus Page, former Chair of the Institute of Group Analysis. During these challenging times, ...
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Risk of Insolvency – what Chairs need to know

Blog post written by Ian Oakley Smith, former Head of Charities at PwC and specialist in insolvency. The guidance below applies to charities that are constituted as limited companies. Charities ...
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Beacon Programme: helping small charity Chairs network, share and support each other

Blog post by Isabel Locke, Beacon Programme Manager. Two years ago, during Small Charity Week, we launched the Beacon Programme aimed at supporting small charity Chairs. So far, 1422 Chairs ...
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Building resilience in your charity – the challenges of COVID 19

Many of us are working from home during the pandemic. Blog post written by Roslyn Perkins, former Chair, and facilities and safety professional CMIOSH and IWFM. As a result of ...
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Navigating the storm – the need for board leadership

Blog post by Ros Oakley, Chief Executive of Association of Chairs. One of the most powerful comments I have heard recently about coronavirus is that we are not all in ...
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Could appointing a lead trustee help your board?

Guest post by Louise Thomson from The Chartered Governance Institute. The role of a charity trustee can be one of great joy and satisfaction. It is also one that is ...
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Action for Trustee Racial Diversity – Why focus on racial diversity?

Guest blog by Malcolm John. Malcolm recently joined Association of Chairs’ board of trustees. He is also Chair of the Young Harrow Foundation and is leading a campaign to increase ...
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Coronavirus- what can Chairs do?

By Ros Oakley, Chief Executive of Association of Chairs Coronavirus is a huge challenge for us all and it can feel overwhelming. But if your charity is going through tough ...
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Why have a Vice Chair?

A Vice Chair (also sometimes called Deputy Chair) has no formal governance role or status, and many charities do not have one, either in their governing document or in practice. ...
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What will your future Chief Executive be looking for?

Ann Frye, author of 'Look before you leap' Last month ACEVO published 'Look before you leap', a guide to help charity leaders make a checklist of questions before starting a ...
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