Strategy that really makes a difference

While we see some excellent strategies we see too many that have little impact on decision making.  The most unhelpful are wish lists or simply summarise the organisation’s existing activities and include little content that will enable or guide operational decisions,...

Managing Without Profit

Lead your organisation more effectively, govern it with greater energy and manage it with enhanced efficiency with the fourth edition of this guide by your side. ‘A comprehensive overview of the leadership and management in the voluntary sector with wisdom and insight...

Thriving in a Covid world

The first challenge of Covid for many organisations was survival and adapting to continue to deliver services and support staff. Having weathered that first shock leaders need to find a way to chart a future course that will maximise their ability to fulfil their...

Ensuring board effectiveness in the Covid world

The arrival of Covid 19 has led to many changes in the governance of civil society organisations. The biggest difference is that board and committee meetings are now almost exclusively virtual. As a result, meetings are more frequent, called at shorter notice, briefer...

One Minute Tips on Governance

Twenty seven tips on governance that can be read in a minute written for Third Sector magazine, now brought together in a handy booklet. Topics include getting the board to work as a team, dealing with difficult trustees and building trust....