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Political red faces and Comic Relief red noses

2 Apr 2015 | Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop shames political red faces and embraces charitable red noses.

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In light of the recent Catholic Care appeal decision, Robert Ashton asks if donors would rather their money went in pockets of barristers or towards helping gay couples to adopt a child.

Women on boards: a man's view

Ian Allsop offers a bloke’s view of the gender inequality on charity boards.

Charities have further to go on equal opportunities for women

While charities appear to be steamrollering ahead of the private sector on women in the boardroom, all is not as favourable as it seems. Andrew Hind comments on where the sector is failing.

Social leadership: My experience

Neil Mapes recounts his experience of becoming a fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme in 2010.

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?

Public spending cuts

New blogger Robert Ashton likens statutory funding cuts to a financial vasectomy and suggests enterprise is the answer.

Calling all aspiring social leaders

Dame Mary Marsh explains the Clore Social Leadership Programme and its success over the past two years.

The role of the ‘new aid’ providers

Andrew Chaggar says commentators continue to under-value the complementary role smaller aid organisations can play in international crises.

David Davison, partner at Spence and Partners

The Hutton Report is lacking in some areas, says David Davison, but there are observations of importance for civil society organisations.

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