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Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015

Daniel Phelan, who died at home on Wednesday 11 February after a long illness, was a socially-motivated businessman who encapsulated the true meaning of social enterprise before the term was even coined.

Campaign: Save the Children publishes names of 373 children killed in Israel-Gaza conflict

Save the Children this week published the names of children and babies who had so far been killed in the conflict in Gaza as part of a powerful campaign.

Chris Mould: 'those in power are sidestepping their responsibility to vulnerable people'

The chair of the Trussell Trust talks about why government threatened to shut his charity down, and how sector independence is under threat.

Paula Sussex, new CEO of the Charity Commission

The sector ought to give Paula Sussex a chance, says Leon Ward.

The world generally is a poorer place now without the consistent influence which Dan brought to bear on it - and especially the charity sector, which he loved so dearly and strived always to help with his intellect, far-seeing vision and integrity.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Simon Blake, chief executive of Brook

There are ups and downs to being a charity chief executive on social media, says Simon Blake, but it's essential to be part of the conversation.

The Charity Commission's identity crisis

Sector umbrellas have complained about the Commission’s intervention into the lobbying bill, saying it illustrates a lack of support for charities. Leon Ward wonders if the sector is having an identity crisis on behalf of the Charity Commission.

Civil Society Christmas daily doppelganger

Check here each day for a new Civil Society sector celebrity lookalike, and feel free to suggest your own in the comment box below.

Film of the week: Brain Awareness Week

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability illustrates the difference that technology most of us take for granted can make to those most in need.

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