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Martin Edwards: Charities should always be ready to challenge accepted truths

Throughout society there are things that everyone agrees cannot be changed, until someone comes along and changes them

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Seb Elsworth: Lessons from the first four years of Access - part two

Access is approaching the halfway point in its 10-year lifespan. In this second of a two-part series, its chief executive reflects on some of the lessons the foundation is learning

Stella Smith: It's time for the sector to acknowledge its unhealthy relationship with stress

Dealing with stress is central to much of what charities do, but there is not enough recognition of our own bad working habits

Peter Cardy's Agony Column: Scope's charity shop plan is great - if it can make it work

The sector veteran also offers answers to questions about Contact the Elderly's new name, retirement and the Charity Commission

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Girish Menon: Building the chief executive/chair relationship

The relationship between an organisation's chief executive and chair is crucial, and can be helped by taking a few simple steps

Will Thomson: Let's make a social investment in a post-Brexit future

Whichever party wins the forthcoming election, they must make a concerted effort to kickstart a renewed social economy

Kate Rogers: Global tensions do not necessarily mean avoiding riskier investments

The election of Donald Trump has increased uncertainty in the financial markets, but charities should consider carefully before moving their money

Sophie Livingstone: Trustees have a duty to commit wholeheartedly to diversity

People are civil society's most important asset, and it is vital that charity boards are open to new ideas and perspectives

Rob Jackson: How charities can tackle problem behaviour by volunteers

Problematic behaviour by volunteers can occur for a number of reasons, and it's important for charities to be able to respond accordingly

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