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Gill Taylor: Shortlisting for jobs? Pay attention to the detail

Gill Taylor: Shortlisting for jobs? Pay attention to the detail

Having a sensible person specification with measurable and testable criteria helps the process, writes the sector HR expert

Why they created Save the Children International

Why they created Save the Children International

The new organisation coordinates the international activities of 30 related charities, writes Annette Rawstrone

Alex Bryce: How we got funding to look after sex workers

Alex Bryce: How we got funding to look after sex workers

The chief executive of National Ugly Mugs says less popular causes require persistence and strategic thinking

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

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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

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

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Flooding - a bigger risk than ever

As winter approaches, Wendy Cotton of charity insurance specialist Markel explains how you can protect your charity against damage by flooding

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

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Management Book Reviews

Book review: The crisis of third sector leadership

Book review: The crisis of third sector leadership

Stephen Cook reviews Public and Third Sector Leadership: Experience Speaks by Brian Howieson and Julie Hodges, which takes a collaborative approach to management advice

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

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