The vote to leave will have overwhelmingly negative consequences for charities
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The vote to leave will have overwhelmingly negative consequences for charities 4

24 Jun 2016 | David Ainsworth
Tags: Elections

Charities were hugely in favour of remaining in the European Union, and will face mostly negative results because of the decision to leave, says David Ainsworth.

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Sir Stephen Bubb’s work at Acevo is a reminder of why mergers are not always a good thing, says Gareth Jones.

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Mark Salway urges charities to think carefully about business models - and social investment in particular - at every level of the organisation.

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At first sight it looks as if those with the money call the tune in the world of social investment, but Dominic Llewellyn says that a charity looking to make a deal can find it exercises plenty of power.

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Mainstream charity fund managers have been slow to get involved in social investment. Richard Maitland asks why.

Swimming against the tide: England's fastest growing charities 2009-2013

As part of his dissertation, Olof Williamson identified 101 charities to have spiked and then sustained growth of over 100 per cent between 2008 and 2014. He discusses what these charities have in common.

Time for finance leaders to get involved with social media?

Rohan Hewavisenti suggests why more finance directors should join Twitter.

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