Gareth Jones

It's tough being a small (or medium-sized) charity

1 Dec 2015

Gareth Jones looks at the funding of the charity sector and some of the reasons why its future could be perilous.


It's tough being a small (or medium-sized) charity

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Carolyn Sims

Carolyn Sims, director of Banking at Charity Bank, offers six steps to an exemplary financial plan for those looking to grow and ensure sustainability.

Dan Corry

A raid on the Big Lottery Fund money would be hated by every single MP, says Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC.

 Auditors aren’t enough – charities need scrutiny from people who understand their work

The Kids Company scandal shows auditors alone cannot scrutinise charities, says Genevieve Maitland Hudson. They need regular and effective assessment from someone who understands their work.

Ivan Wainewright

Ivan Wainewright says that a successful database implementation is about much more than choosing a great customer-relationship management system.

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

» Public benefit test - to be, or not to be?

Charity Finance

As he takes the helm at Charity Finance, Gareth Jones looks at the opportunities and challenges of being able to file accounts electronically with the Charity Commission.


Sir Stuart may not have gone far enough with his plan for a Fundraising Preference Service, says Ian Allsop.

Twitter reactions to the Kids Company NAO report

Today the National Audit Office released its damning report into the failures at Kids Company. Some reactions have been compiled here.

 Why Only Connect decided to merge with Catch22

Danny Kruger, outgoing chief executive of Only Connect, says small charities are doomed to operate at the margins unless they unite and work with larger institutions.

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