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Recruiting Women onto the Committee

Many organisations struggle to recruit women onto the committee.  What can we do to address this?  What can women do to make their voices heard on a largely male committee? Sri Lankan Islamic Association Women Engaging in Building Bridges

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What Sort of Trustees Do We Need?

What qualities do new trustees need?  Is passion more important than professional knowledge?  What role does common sense play on the committee? Will the less committed by put off by the paper work and meetings? Hackney CVS Evelyn Court Tenants Association

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Thoughts on Induction

Handing over to a new committee at election time presents challenges to many associations.  What arrangements should be made by the outgoing committee to smooth the path for the new committee? Sri Lankan Islamic Association Women Engaging in Building Bridges

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Trustees Facing Loss of Funding and Premises

What happens when you’re funding application depends on having premises and you are threatened with losing your premises? Homestart Warrington

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What Happens When an Arts Collective Needs Business Rates Relief on Premises

A collective of artists were happy to govern themselves, however, after moving to new studio space it soon became evident that without business rates relief the collective would soon fold. The problem was that business rates relief is only mandatory for registered charities. The collective had benefited from a period of support from their Local […]

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A Word About Words

This site is aimed at those who govern (control) small organisations - whether they are charities, companies, both or neither. Those who govern them may be called a variety of names. We have chosen to use mainly 'management committee' and occasionally 'committee member' or 'trustee'. more...
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