At ACEVO we believe that professionalism does not conflict with the values that lie at the heart of charities. We see good management, good staff and good values as mutually reinforcing. Experience shows that committed, professional charity employees, with the support of their boards, produce exceptional outcomes for the beneficiaries and causes that they serve. And good, strong leadership is essential to high productivity throughout an organisation, whether that sector is public, private or charities and social enterprise. This short guide aims to help boards ensure that employee pay best serves their charitable aims and objectives. It focuses on five principles of good pay for charities and social enterprises.