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Natasha Singarayer: 'As leaders, it's important we get our hands dirty'

Natasha Singarayer: 'As leaders, it's important we get our hands dirty'

The chief executive of the Abbeyfield Society spent a day at the charity coalface. Annette Rawstrone reports

Case Study: What's it like to operate a whistleblowers helpline?

Case Study: What's it like to operate a whistleblowers helpline?

Carole Godding of Mencap tells Annette Rawstrone that all charities would benefit from offering this service

Gill Taylor: Sustainability should come before pay rises

Gill Taylor: Sustainability should come before pay rises

Jobs in the sector are on the rise; but charities must ask themselves if they can recruit staff with the skills and experience they need at the wages they are offering, writes our columnist

How we got free advice from the private sector

How we got free advice from the private sector

Elizabeth Coe, chief executive of the National Association of Child Contact Centres, says it turned to the Cranfield Trust to clarify its strategic objectives. Annette Rawstrone reports

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Living as a 'precariat' with lower wages and less trust

Living as a 'precariat' with lower wages and less trust

At a challenging time for the third sector workforce, effective staff management is more important than ever, writes our columnist

HR does have stakeholders, and we must cultivate them

HR does have stakeholders, and we must cultivate them

HR professionals must meet the needs of staff at all levels and prove that the human resources department is a vital part of their organisation, writes our columnist

Interview: Graham Willmington of Community Matters

Interview: Graham Willmington of Community Matters

The chief executive tells Annette Rawstrone that the failure of merger talks proved to have its advantages

OK, you guys - isn't it time for us to stop calling people guys?

OK, you guys - isn't it time for us to stop calling people guys?

The sector HR consultant says it's time to stop using gender-specific collective nouns in the workplace

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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

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Management Book Reviews

Thinking of starting a charity? Read this first

Thinking of starting a charity? Read this first

Run a Successful Charity by Nick Marr & Claire Gillman provides a realistic take on life in the sector, writes Stephen Cook

Women at the Ready: Carol Harris reviews a history of the Women's Voluntary Service

Women at the Ready: Carol Harris reviews a history of the Women's Voluntary Service

Patricia and Robert Malcolmson's book gives readers a glimpse into the life and work of Royal Voluntary Service members during the Second World War

Book Review: The Obstacle is the Way

Book Review: The Obstacle is the Way

Emma De Vita reviews the new book by Ryan Holiday, the director of marketing at clothing company American Apparel, which says obstacles should be turned on their head and taken advantage of

Book Review: Cultural Intelligence

Book Review: Cultural Intelligence

Emma De Vita reviews the new book by Common Purpose founder Julia Middleton, which says a good leader must be able to cross cultural divides

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