Azlina Bulmer is programmes and development manager at Charity Bank
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Banking blog: 5 big fat myths about borrowing when you’re a charity

24 Mar 2015

Azlina Bulmer, programmes and development manager at our banking partner Charity Bank, debunks the falsehoods surrounding loan finance.
    

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Banking blog: 5 big fat myths about borrowing when you’re a charity

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More mergers won’t stifle the sector, but they can help it grow

Concerns about charity mergers damaging the uniqueness and independence of the sector are unrealistic, says Richard Litchfield

'Je suis charity'

Ian Allsop is happy to be criticised, but hopes you won’t offend him if you choose to do so.

We need more mergers, but not for the reasons proposed by the 'too many charities' lobby

We need to provide more support for mergers in the charity sector, but not because it would be more efficient to have fewer charities, says David Ainsworth.

The charity sector's transparency blind spot

Large charities should follow NCVO's example and become more transparent about executive pay, writes Andrew Hind.

Perhaps the wider message for us all is that - if you ask for help at the 11th hour, you are already a few hours late!

» Is there a Luddite in your CVS?

Pensions

David Davison urges charities that participate in local government pension schemes to respond to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation.  

Society Diary: The best of 2014 (including a map that looks like a willy)

A Christmas summary of the outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Regulation rules

NCVO and Acevo are both reviewing the Charity Commission, but there’s no suggestion of one-upmanship, says Ian Allsop.

Kathy Evans, chief executive of Children England

The sector is selling itself short in allowing money to dominate everything we do, believes Kathy Evans.

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Are hackathons a fad or the future of charity partnerships with the tech sector?

31 Mar 2015

Charities are increasingly embracing ‘hackathons’ as a way for technology experts to create and test...

Tuning in to technology

16 Feb 2015

John Tate is befuddled by the vast array of choice available when making a new technology investment....

Transparency is not the same as communication

6 Feb 2015

Research earlier this week found no top-100 charity had complied with all of NCVO's proposals on pay transparency....

What does the pre-election debate really tell us about politicians and charities?

25 Mar 2015

Earlier this year sector leaders expressed concern that as we approach the general election politicians...

'The Charity Commission had no choice but to step in and engage with Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust'

16 Mar 2015

The regulator has come under fire within the sector for being heavy-handed over its treatment of the Joseph...

Five women in charity who inspire me

6 Mar 2015

Lynda Thomas, who was announced yesterday as chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, talks about...