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25 Jul 2014 | Richard Caulfield

Richard Caulfield was suspicious about the independence of Big Society Network way back in 2010.


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ChangeUp: The Sequel?

Tania Mason can't get too excited about the brave new world of sector support being proposed by the coalition government.  It all sounds too familiar.

Has this Social Housing merger delivered a pioneering pension solution?

David Davison analyses a recent merger between two social housing providers.

Inspirational thoughts

Child trafficking, people making jam, transparency at grass-roots level and a Beavers parade, it's all going off in Ian Allsop's opinion piece this month in a tale of community fundraising and financial best practice.

Holding your nerve

James Pike imparts the importance of re-examining your investment strategy and retaining a long-term outlook when managing charitable assets.

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?

At risk of growing up

Trustees will have to pay heed to entrepreneurs from other sectors and take risks if they wish to see results, says Daniel Phelan.

Online giving takes off

Technology is a powerful force for positive change, but good service is still essential, says John Tate. 

Martin Brookes

Is there a moral hierarchy in giving or is all giving equal, asks Martin Brookes.

Splitting the cost of a CAB

A lot of lessons can be learned from the Citizens Advice Bureaux says Big Society blogger Gordon Hunter, who calls for some creative thinking to make the most out of local resources.

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