RSS Feed

Governance Good Practice

Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips for charity and voluntary sector chairs and trustees, including changes to the Charity Commission and charity law, legal forms and regulation & regulatory action.

Search thirdsectorjobs.co.uk for charity governance roles.

Latest Governance Good Practice

A Place on the Board: Sammy Ayalew Assefa

A Place on the Board: Sammy Ayalew Assefa

The African Children's Education Trust sponsored Assefa to study for a masters degree

Analysis: Colleges come to terms with transparency on trustee pay

Analysis: Colleges come to terms with transparency on trustee pay

Oxford, Cambridge and Durham colleges may have to disclose the salaries of some senior staff under the charity Sorp, leaving them open to poaching from other institutions. Sam Burne James reports

Analysis: You can protect a name - but not the idea itself

Analysis: You can protect a name - but not the idea itself

Charities naturally want to keep their fundraising ideas to themselves, but when a slogan or a concept goes viral, enforcement can be hard. Annette Rawstrone reports

Peter Stanford: Can we learn instinctive leadership?

Peter Stanford: Can we learn instinctive leadership?

Charity chairs should channel engaging and entertaining figureheads like Boris Johnson or Richard Branson; but perhaps without the ego, writes our columnist

Sign up to our newsletters

Get the latest news sent straight to your inbox

Free trial

Sign up to get full access to Third Sector for a trial period

Legal Update: Upper Tribunal rules against Jewish charity

Legal Update: Upper Tribunal rules against Jewish charity

Adrian Pashley provides an overview of recent developments in voluntary sector law, on behalf of the Charity Law Association

How can charities comply with the new lobbying act?

How can charities comply with the new lobbying act?

The Electoral Commission's guidance on the subject has not had a warm reception. Sam Burne James reports

Legal Update: New scheme for social investment tax relief

Legal Update: New scheme for social investment tax relief

Adrian Pashley provides an overview of recent developments in voluntary sector law, on behalf of the Charity Law Association

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Governance Jobs

Markel

Expert Hub

Advice on risk from a specialist insurer

How to reduce theft at your charity

Maximising security on your premises, using deterrents such as SmartWater and ensuring computer systems are secure can all prevent a theft occuring, says Wendy Cotton, a charity insurance expert at Markel

Renting a property: how to minimise the risks

Managing the risks that come with renting a property can make the difference between a charity thriving or failing

Subscribe for full access

View subscription options and prices for Third Sector.

Charity Law

Safeguarding disclosures trump settlements with departing staff

Safeguarding disclosures trump settlements with departing staff

Employment solicitor Laurence O'Neill reviews a recent High Court case which has lessons for charities working with vulnerable groups

Legal update: Charity Commission consults on changes to annual return

Legal update: Charity Commission consults on changes to annual return

The government has also dropped proposals to change the definition of a charity for tax purposes, writes Adrian Pashley

Legal Update: The Charity Commission is getting tougher on misconduct

Legal Update: The Charity Commission is getting tougher on misconduct

The regulator is also improving its transparency, writes Adrian Pashley

Charities need a fair volunteering policy

Charities need a fair volunteering policy

After the National Trust was criticised for overstretching its voluntary staff, Jonathan Bruck and Chelsea Martin outline the legal considerations for charities

New law for cooperatives and community benefit societies

New law for cooperatives and community benefit societies

Some say the new legal structure will put industrial and provident societies on a par with companies; others are less positive. Sam Burne James reports

Points of law: Clarity on social investment

Points of law: Clarity on social investment

Legal experts, including Jonathan Brinsden of Bircham Dyson Bell, have generally welcomed the Law Commission's proposal for a new power to guide trustees on tax matters - but there are still questions to be answered, finds Sam Burne James

Already subscribe but don't have a password?

Activate your web account to get full access

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Forthcoming Events

High Impact: Improve Your Charity's Performance

  • Thu 23 Oct 2014
  • London

The Funding Landscape 2014

  • Thu 23 Oct 2014
  • York

Preparing Charity Accounts

  • Thu 6 Nov 2014
  • London