Frank and entertaining cameos of life in the charity boardroom and the dilemmas of trustees. Peter was chair of the spinal injuries charity Aspire for 20 years and is a writer and broadcaster whose recent books include The Devil: a Biograpy and Heaven: a Traveller’s Guide.
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- Peter Stanford: Shawcross's ordeal brings back my own memories
- Peter Stanford: 'Loose and baggy' defines the sector perfectly
- Peter Stanford: Religious charities will pay the price of discrimination
- Peter Stanford: Chairs and chiefs can get on famously - can't they?
- Peter Stanford: No one wins if an ex-leader becomes a backseat driver
- Peter Stanford: Trustee pay threatens the values that define charities
- Peter Stanford: We need charity laws that look after large and small
- Peter Stanford: I want neatness in delivery, not necessarily in structure
- Peter Stanford: Fining charities for the late filing of returns won't help
- Peter Stanford: The terrible risk of sending workers to conflict zones
- Peter Stanford: Give worried staff a hearing and reasons to be cheerful
- Peter Stanford: Why I don't lose any sleep over the old boys' network
- Peter Stanford: Pick patrons to benefit the charity - not the celebrity
- Peter Stanford: Public's trust in charities is not as strong as it should be
- Peter Stanford: Merger should be seen as a positive, not a last resort
- Peter Stanford: Collecting on the doorstep is high-pressure selling
- Peter Stanford: Boards should be serious, but don't forget to have fun
- Peter Stanford: Apply common sense and make the law the last resort
- Peter Stanford: I'm retiring as chair, and it is a proper goodbye
- Peter Stanford: I like the honours system, but it must be meritocratic
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- Chief executives invited to vote online for Britain's Most Admired Charities
- The Big Lottery Fund names Dawn Austwick as its new chief executive
- Leadership and skills review calls for graduate training scheme for the voluntary sector
- HM Revenue & Customs publishes guidance for charities on retail Gift Aid rules
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- Unite calls for an end to unpaid internships in charities
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