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How Beacon helped me become an effective Chair

Guest post from Julie Williams, Chair of Halsway Manor National Centre for the Folk Arts. I’m Chair of a small charity in Somerset, Halsway Manor National Centre for the Folk ...
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How ActionAid implemented feminist leadership principles

A guest post by Patti Whaley, former Chair of ActionAid UK on how the charity implemented feminist leadership principles. In 2016 ActionAid UK began developing its new five-year strategy. Our ...
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10 top tips for webinars

Webinars are a great opportunity to meet other Chairs and pick up some new ideas, without you having to travel or take hours out of your day. At Association of ...
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Behind the Scenes: Hear from Ali and Janine, our Beacon Trainers

Shining the spotlight on our lovely trainers, Ali and Janine, from The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), we hear what it’s like behind the scenes as they share their experiences ...
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Your charity’s constitution – a new guide

Your charity's constitution – a new guide Do you know your charity’s objects? What about its legal form? Do you know the minimum number of trustees who need to attend ...
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Responding to In Plain Sight – actions for Chairs and trustees

Responding to In Plain Sight - actions for Chairs and trustees Guest post by Dr Carole Easton OBE looking at the implications of the In Plain Sight report for Chairs ...
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