Times are changing for civil society

1 Oct 2015 | Andrew Hind CB

Outgoing Charity Finance editor Andrew Hind raises concerns about threats to civil society's freedom of voice.


Times are changing for civil society

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 When The Sun and the FT accuse you of being inefficient in the same week, it’s time to explain yourself better

When newspapers as diverse as The Sun and the Financial Times both get their facts wrong about charities, it’s time to accept that the sector must explain itself better, says David Ainsworth.

John Tate

Systems integration isn’t the most exciting IT subject, says John Tate, but it will cause untold problems if you aren’t fully on top of the problems.

Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

Lessons from Kids Company for other charities

Andrew Hind says the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month is a wake-up call for the whole sector.

It is grotesque to hear that an executive of an anti-poverty charity demands to be paid fives times the UK median wage.

» The CEO's pay must be set by trustees

A culture of arrogance was at the root of Kids Company’s woes

Kids Company received enough unrestricted income that it could have built up sufficient reserves to see it through the crisis that led to its collapse. Kirsty Weakley asks why it did not.

Caron Bradshaw

Charity Finance Group chief executive Caron Bradshaw examines what the closure of Kids Company means to the charity sector.

Investment blog: Rising interest rates - Does your bond fund fit the bill?

Richard Macey, director of charities at M&G Investments, looks at five factors to help assess the suitability of individual bond funds in a rising-rate environment.

Professor Paul Palmer

Professor Paul Palmer argues that educational underinvestment is preventing finance directors from taking the lead in exploiting new forms of funding.

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