Category: Not For Profit

Managing Conflict

January 2019

What to do when Conflict Arises … Exploring the impact conflict has on charities and the role of boards in using conflict, complaints and controversy as a way of ‘health-checking’ and improving their organisations… Let’s face it, not many of...

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Conflicts Between Transparency and Your Charity’s Reputation

January 2019

Ensuring Your Reputation is at the Forefront of all Your Activities We expect you well remember the ugly headlines generated by scandals at Oxfam, Save the Children and the Presidents Club Charitable Trust. The reputation of charities has taken a...

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Conflicts Between Treasurers and Finance Directors

January 2019

Avoiding Conflicts and Making the Relationship Count The Importance of Avoiding Conflict The relationship between the key board member responsible for finance (Honorary Treasurer, Chair of Finance or Audit Committee) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or equivalent (Finance Director,...

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Conflict with Third Parties

January 2019

What to Consider When You’re at Odds with the Outside World There is a range of third parties with whom charities may find themselves in conflict. Some common examples include: Conflicts with regulators; Disputes with suppliers over the quality of...

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When Conflict can be Just What you Need

January 2019

The Effect of Conflict on Decision Making, Ideas and Communication When individuals are faced with conflict, we typically experience our body’s natural fight or flight reflex, with our temperatures rising, heart pounding and palms clammy. Many choose flight, thus avoiding...

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Conflict Amongst Your Trustees

January 2019

Managing Diversity of Backgrounds and Opinions When Diversity Causes Conflict Charities’ boards of trustees are normally made up of a diverse group of people, with differing skill sets and backgrounds. As a result, conflict often occurs where trustees have opposing...

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Managing Priorities

January 2019

The Conflict Between Beneficiary Needs and Finite Resources Whether you are part of the board of trustees or the senior management team, you will inevitably sometimes face a difficult decision about how to make resources stretch to meet demands. Perhaps...

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Conflict Between the Board and the CEO

January 2019

What Happens When Relationships Break Down? The relationship between a charity’s board of trustees and the CEO is a fairly unique one. Each has their own respective role to play, but it is the overall team effort that keeps the...

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Conflict Between the Needs of Today with the Demands of Tomorrow

January 2019

How can Trustees Balance the Need to Spend Today with that of Reserves, Investments and Future Strategies? The Trustee Dilemma So, your charity has reserves, fantastic, it gives both the employees and the trustees the comfort that there is a...

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Conflicting Roles

January 2019

Too Little Monitoring can Lead to Fraud, how to Balance the Freedom Given to the CEO Versus Maintaining Good Board Oversight “Chief executive of small charity on trial accused of £700,000 fraud”. “Trial begins of former charity chief executive”. “Former...

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