Learning

We pride ourselves in sharing our learning. Here are three of our publications.

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 about how to navigate its inherent ambiguity’ Mike Adamson, Chief Executive, British Red Cross

This book has always been required reading for those involved in management in the voluntary sector and this new and updated version with its focus on leadership and governance will be even more valuable’ Baroness Pitkeathley, House of Lords

What does it cover?
Whether your organisation is a charity, a housing association, a college, a campaigning organisation or an arms-length government body, this guide offers a practical overview of how to lead, govern and manage civil society organisations, with comprehensive information backed up with case studies diagrams and case studies.

  • How chairs and chief executives should work together to provide strong leadership
  • How to ensure boards and committees deliver maximum value
  • How to focus the organisation on delivering impact
  • How leadership teams work most effectively
  • How to create high performing teams
  • How to get the greatest benefits from strategic partnerships

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.

Delivering Effective Governance – Insights from the boards of larger charities

This report sets out the results of detailed research undertaken by Compass and Cass Business School into how the top 500 charities are governed. It identifies the characteristics of the best governed charities so readers can pinpoint actions their organisations can take to strengthen governance.

This report is essential reading for chairs, chief executives, board members and senior managers of organisations that want to further strengthen governance.

Focus on what’s ahead

MIKE HUDSON and GEORGE LEVVY reflect on the learnings from 100 governance reviews to determine how to maximise board effectiveness.