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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 Your corporate partners aren’t just there to fundraise, they can be your investors as well

The sector must encourage corporates to think about how they can generate more social impact, says Geetha Rabindrakumar. A new prize from Big Society Capital is intended to help that happen.

How was the Budget for the voluntary sector?

The final Budget of this Parliament contained some useful giveaways and legal changes, but did little to address the sector's wider problems, says David Ainsworth

Ian Allsop

Like so many others in civil society, Ian Allsop has a great deal to thank Daniel Phelan for.

Your gut doesn't know much - use data instead

At an event earlier this week on charities and data, Debra Allcock Tyler described data as often pointless, dangerous and counterproductive. Sue Holloway of Pro Bono Economics puts the case against her comments.

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?

Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.

Robert Ashton

A period of recovery after an accident has jolted Robert Ashton out of his comfort zone.

Azlina Bulmer is programmes and development manager at Charity Bank

In this blog from our banking partner Charity Bank, Azlina Bulmer provides a helpful guide to explain the terminology of social investment.



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Civil Society News is republishing this article from December 2013 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

The December 2013 edition of Charity Finance magazine is the 200th issue.  To celebrate, the team at Civil Society Media hosted a party on the 31st Floor of Centre Point, central London.  Editor-in-chief and founder of the magazine, Daniel Phelan, reflected on the journey so far. This is the full text of his speech.


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