Getting started on your CSR journey

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, is becoming increasingly important for SMEs, but it can sometimes seem confusing or overwhelming to know how to get started. The world’s largest companies boast CSR teams who deliver major programmes throughout their supply chain. …

Why Trustees cannot ignore diversity

Put simply, diversity matters. Diversity is important in charities of all sizes, including the small ones. Without it, the quality of your decision-making is not going to be good enough. Your leadership will not be convincing or persuasive. And, your …

Is your charity fighting fit?

Health Check Series Part 1   Through my work with small-to-medium charities, I have discovered: Most of the people involved in the charity are invaluable: hard-working, passionate and dedicated. The charity’s governance and organisational effectiveness are often not up to …

Risk and reputation: are your charity’s finances in order?

Health Check Series Part 6   Say the words ‘budget’, ‘finances’ or ‘management accounts’, and most people’s attention starts to drift. Finances aren’t glamorous but, when it comes to charity accounting, they are of crucial importance. Charities are under particular …