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Why ‘getting your hands dirty’ can lead to more effective philanthropy

Fiona Halton 25 January 2013

As we start 2013 the media is full of the usual articles about making life-changing decisions or finally tackling that project you’ve always put off. It’s prompted me to reflect on the last ten years …

Spotlight on governance

Gillian Murray 10 December 2012

Governance is an issue that comes up time and time again with both the charities and business members we bring together at Pilotlight. Working as we do with small charities, we see many struggling to …

Nonprofit performance evaluation: Leadership (part 1 of 6)

6 Paul Penley 5 March 2012

Where do you start when evaluating the health of a non-profit organization? Incessant headlines about dishonest educational programs, irresponsible board governance, misleading cancer charities and corrupt first responder foundations remind us that a little assessment …

Boards of trustees – a blessing or a curse?

2 Polina Philippova 2 November 2011

Since the beginning of its work in Russia in 1993, CAF has been promoting internationally acknowledged practices, elements and principles in philanthropy and not-for-profit: equal access to funding, competitive distribution, transparency, etc. Many of them …

Is your charity board as effective as it could be?

NPC 14 July 2011

People often talk about being afraid of change. But the ability to change is, perhaps, one of the most striking characteristics of the charity sector. The most effective charities are those who find a balance …