Posted on December 12, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Lynne Berry, OBE, is Chair of Breast Cancer Now and becomes Chair of Sustrans in January 2018. She is Vice Chair of Cumberland Lodge, a trustee of UnLtd and was until recently deputy chair of the Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways) and a trustee of Pro Bono Economics. She is a visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City, University of London.
Who would have thought a musical about charity governance would pack in the crowds at London’s Donmar theatre? The play about Committee Proceedings in Parliament concerning Kids Company did. I even spotted the board of the Association of Chairs there, on their summer outing. Governance is a hot topic.
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Posted on December 12, 2017Posted by Shaks Ghosh
2017 was a groundbreaking year for us.
In June we were awarded a grant of almost half a million from the Big Lottery Fund to be a facilitator for leadership in the sector. We diversified our offer, launching a new series of leadership programmes for 2018 for leaders of all levels. We ran successful events with our partners the House of St Barnabas, expanded our digital footprint with new online-only programmes and offered free online resources for new managers and trustees. And the year is not yet over! This week we announce exciting news about our new HEY100 leadership programme for leaders in Hull and East Yorkshire.
Looking ahead to the New Year, I have no doubt that 2018 will engender an even bigger growth spurt as we strive ahead with our mission to transform social sector leadership by developing skilled and ethical leaders. These are leaders who can meet present-day challenges head-on, who have the foresight to predict future trends along with the agility to maximise opportunities.
Tags: Chairs and CEOs; Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training; Social change; Third sector; Values.
Posted on October 24, 2017Posted by Louise Drake
As a child with very curly hair I grew up having the following poem sung to me,
‘There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead,When she was good she was very good indeed,And when she was bad she was horrid’.
Like most children I am sure I was both ‘very good indeed’ and ‘horrid’. The final two lines of this poem may seem justified when referring to children who are figuring out their place in the world, but unfortunately they also sum up the experience of leadership for a lot of people. I am sure you can think of leaders you have come across who were ‘very good’ and those who were ‘horrid’.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Leadership development training; Third sector.
Posted on October 23, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Don Macdonald, a trainer, trustee and former charity CEO, is writing a series of New to Management blogs for us. His new book, Twenty First Century Skills for Nonprofit Managers, published by BEP, is available to buy now.
As charity leaders and managers, we have all received rejection letters or emails from funding agencies or trusts, some of which in turn threatened the future of our organisations. The first duty of a charity is to survive, and according to management consultant Peter Drucker, management is obviously instrumental in leading the organisation through difficult times and ensuring survival.
Tags: Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Third sector.
Posted on October 3, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
This guest blog was written by Robert Laycock who supports the organisational, leadership and management development of not-for-profit organisations across the North East.
By not joining up development opportunities for leaders of social change are we leaving the majority of them to fend for themselves in increasingly challenging times?
Earlier this week I was leading a seminar at the North East Fundraising Conference targeting delegates considering becoming a trustee for the first time.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Leadership; Leadership development training.
Posted on September 27, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
David Green is director at Green Pepper Consulting and associate consultant at Action Planning.
Many people don’t trust banks or estate agents but they still use them; most don’t trust politicians, yet they still vote for them. But what about a charity? It needs to be more than good at what it does. It needs to convince funders, partners and the public that it is fundamentally trustworthy. So while good leadership is visionary and inspiring, a social leader also requires an understanding of their organisation’s unique nature and status in civil society.
Tags: Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Leadership; Third sector; Values.
Posted on September 27, 2017Posted by Jane Scobie
My brain looks like this. It’s wired up to connect - just like yours! Humans live in communities and weave networks throughout their lives. Given that we are wired up to connect I have often wondered why the organisations we create are so siloed, and organised by geography or function with little room for collaboration?
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Collaboration; Innovation; Leadership; Leadership development training.
Posted on September 5, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Stephanie Papapavlou, Programme Delivery Manager from Leap Confronting Conflict, took part in Clore6: Youth. This blog is from her manager Jessie Ben-Ami, Director of Programme Innovation, where she talks about what was gained from the leadership programme.
There are some people who have huge amounts of talent and ability, and Steph is definitely one of them. We chose her to take part in Clore6: Youth because she was already demonstrating strong leadership skills and we recognised her potential to have a long-lasting and successful impact on the sector. She was a great candidate to fast-track through this intense course.
Tags: Charity; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Youth Sector Leaders Programme; Leadership; Leadership development training; Youth sector.
Posted on August 30, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
Don Macdonald, a trainer, trustee and former charity CEO, is writing a series of New to Management blogs for us in anticipation of his new book, Twenty First Century Skills for Non Profit Managers, being published by BEP in November.
Impact evaluation is now essential in our sector, with increasing numbers of funders requiring evaluation results and systems as part of their bidding process. If you manage a small charity where you are responsible for organising evaluation yourself or commissioning a consultant, you must put effective systems into place. Even if you have not studied social policy, it is still possible to organise something worthwhile.
Tags: Charity; Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Impact; Leadership; Third sector.
Posted on August 22, 2017Posted by Guest Blogger
This guest blog was written by David Orr, the Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation.
Investing in the talent of our future leaders is vital for growing our organisations. Nobody quite knows what the future will look like but housing associations will no doubt need leaders that are adept in a range of skills.
In the future it will not be enough for organisations to simply provide a service and then step back. It is going to be a much more engaged world where people will be asking questions and expecting answers quickly - our young leaders will therefore need to be strategic thinkers and have a vision for a future that they in their organisations will be trying to craft.
Tags: Chief Executives; Clore Social Associates; Clore Social Leadership; Housing; Leadership; Leadership development training.
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