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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

11 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

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My name's Bond: 'social investment bond'... licensed to print money?

Big Society blogger Gordon Hunter has reservations about social investment plans under the coalition government's master plan.

BS I love you

Did the government pick up the Big Society idea in a charity shop, wonders Ian Allsop?

Telegram to Sam

Sam Younger will have to use his talents wisely to navigate the stormy seas after Hind's departure, says Daniel Phelan, and don't expect any waves of funding.

Inflation risk for trustees

Trustees are responsible for protecting charity assets from inflation, argues Georgina Hand.

It is grotesque to hear that an executive of an anti-poverty charity demands to be paid fives times the UK median wage.

» The CEO's pay must be set by trustees

Harvesting the IT crop

Reaping the best from the latest crop of IT developments takes time, says John Tate.

Does this church grant rumour offer clues to future funding?

Gareth Jones asks whether the suggestion of a £5m government grant for the Church Urban Fund is a portent of things to come.

The camera never lies?

Andrew Samuel examines the suggestion that the Big Society concept lets the government off the hook when it comes to spending cuts.

SIB, Acevo and the Big Society big fish

Community banks, not oppressive wholesalers, are what the sector needs, argues Gordon Hunter.

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