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Want to grow your charity? It's all about impact

26 Apr 2016

For those of you considering the merits of social investment, CAN’s Rohan Martyres provides advice on how to use your impact to guide your overall strategy.

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We need more commercial partnerships, not fewer, if we are going to see social change

Charities shouldn't be put off by recent negative attention around commercial partnerships, Andrew O'Brien, head of policy and engagement at Charity Finance Group, says.

Critique of the True and Fair Foundation report on UK charity retail operations

Bob Humphreys, former chief financial officer at Oxfam - one of the largest charitable retailers in the UK – critiques the True and Fair Foundation’s latest report, particularly where it deals with charity shops.

Charity bashing in the media is worse than just the inaccuracies

Charity bashing news stories are on the rise but the increasingly harsh tone is more of a worry than specific inaccuracies, says Kirsty Weakley.

The devil's in the detail for impact audits

Rosie McLeod says its important that impact audits are tailored to this size and type of charity.

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?

True and Fair

There are number of problems with the latest research from the True and Fair Foundation's latest report. Kirsty Weakley highlights some of them.

Don't forget about security risks when considering digital transformation

Tom Kington warns against making it easier for staff to access systems from tablet devices without considering the security risks.

Hancock's half hour and other bad news for charities

Ian Allsop auditions for a role at Buzzfeed by listing the sector’s latest woes.

The current government grant register is more murky than open data

The current government grants register does not help us to understand how much money the government gives to the sector and is sorely in need of improvement, says Kirsty Weakley.

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