705, 2015

5 things charities should hope to see after the 2015 General Elections

May 7th, 2015|Categories: Charities, Social & Environmental Impact|

As the nation heads out to vote and we eagerly await the results, many in the sector have already begun wondering what it will mean for them. The promises of politicians are fickle friends at the best of times, but looking at rhetoric and track records of the main political parties, we are hopeful that the election will result in continued support and development opportunities for charities and social enterprises.

After all, many social sector organisations have already weathered austerity, political uncertainty, and public sector reform, developing a keen sense of the external market and a thorough understanding of their beneficiaries. […]

1909, 2014

Q&A with Nicolas Ponset: Becoming a trustee

September 19th, 2014|Categories: Charities|

Which organisation are you a trustee for?

I am a trustee and the treasurer of Handicap International UK (HI UK). Handicap International is an independent aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people in over 60 countries worldwide.

How did you become a trustee with HI UK?

I had previously been involved with HI UK through a friend of mine and used to do bits of ad hoc pro bono advisory. Eventually there happened to be an opening on the board and joining as a trustee seemed to be a logical progression. […]