There’s a reason social movements aren’t sparked by traditional, top-down organisations. It’s down to power and control. It’s a question of governance.
We advocate for a progressive approach to organisational governance.
Our expertise lies in:
- Boardroom cultures and how to change them
- Decision-making processes and how to democratise them
- The demands of trusteeship and how to take brave decisions
- Regulatory and compliance issues and how to navigate them
- Inclusive meeting structures and reporting routines
- Power dynamics and how to overcome stalemates
- Developing new governance systems that create accountability over bureaucracy
Our track record
We co-convene this peer-led network exploring ways of working that share power more equally, that are collaborative, grassroots-led and participatory.
We’re helping young people and charity leaders to mobilise for better charity boards.
We created GetWired, a conference and report devoted to bridging the gap between the charity governance and technology sectors.
We led a project to increase the fundraising skills, experience, and confidence of trustee boards.
Our governance experts
Esther is a former trustee of the National MS Society and the House of St Barnabas.
Betsy is a trustee of Generation Rent.
Bob is a trustee of Local Trust and Treasurer of the Bevy community-owned pub in Brighton.
Young Trustees Programme Manager
Mita is an organiser for the Young Trustees Movement and a former charity trustee.
Tech start-ups, design firms and grassroots movements are finding new ways of working.
Our cross-sector experience allows us to employ fresh approaches to governance, decision-making and people management.
- Flat hierarchies
- Dispersed leadership
- Collective decision-making
- Grassroots participation
- Devolution of power
- Diversity and plurality
“One of the biggest challenges for us was when we received funding, and suddenly being faced a dynamic that we weren’t used to. How do you make decisions? How do you involve everyone?
You move from being a child to suddenly being an adult. Suddenly, you have responsibility on a much larger scale. When you’re entrusted with a large sum of money, it’s all about accountability.”