National Union of Students partners leading HR benchmarking study

30 April 2015 – The National Union of Students (NUS) has become a partner for Agenda Consulting’s annual workforce and HR benchmarking study for not-for-profit organisations – People Count – and will promote it across its Students’ Unions and HR community, offering them special member rates to participate.

Continue reading National Union of Students partners leading HR benchmarking study

Saving the sound of summer – Pollinating the Peak launches in Chesterfield

A major Peak District-based campaign to help bumblebees launches today (Thursday 30 April 2015) with a unique Pollination Conference in Chesterfield and the arrival of a stunning bumblebee wood sculpture at the town’s world-famous Crooked Spire.

Continue reading Saving the sound of summer – Pollinating the Peak launches in Chesterfield

Evidence gathering on Lobbying Act

The Third Party Campaigning Review, which is looking at how well the new lobbying regulations work for charities and other campaigning bodies, has now launched surveys to obtain evidence from the election period. There are separate surveys for candidates, returning officers and third parties/others (the non-party campaigners).

Continue reading Evidence gathering on Lobbying Act

Final sector round-up for Election 2015

Our last round-up (probably) of material produced by the sector in relation to the election next Thursday. Also added to our Election 2015 page collating everything.

A useful overview in the Huffington Post’s ‘Promises, Promises – How Will the Charitable Sector Fare in the 2015 Election?‘, written by the CEO of social enterprise Cause4.

Continue reading Final sector round-up for Election 2015

Some tips on good strategic planning

An article in the May edition of ‘Governance and Compliance’ magazine from ICSA addresses how a lack of strategic planning in charities can prevent boards from driving the organisation forward.

The piece gives some factors in how a strategy is devised, the structuring of board engagement, avoiding pitfalls and other tips. Read ‘Plan for the future’ here.

Continue reading Some tips on good strategic planning