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.
Without a deep-rooted attachment to a charity's cause you will never convince people to travel with you, writes our columnist
- Peter Stanford: How the Damian McBride 'event' has damaged Cafod
- Peter Stanford: Time off for trustees? Nice idea, but rather unrealistic
- Peter Stanford: Muddle and poor research surround executives' pay
- Peter Stanford: Enough tough talk - what we need is practical help
- Peter Stanford: Trustees who fail to tackle fraud let the charity down
- Peter Stanford: Six puzzling appointments suggest something is afoot
- Peter Stanford: Falling from grace should not rule you out as a trustee
- 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
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