Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop

Freelance columnist

Ian Allsop is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in not-for-profit management and financial issues.

He was editor of Charity Finance between 2004 and 2009 and has worked in and around the voluntary sector for almost 20 years. He still regularly contributes to Charity Finance and his other clients include Stone King, CAF, Baker Tilly and Funding for Independent Schools.

He is chair of governors at his local infant school.

 

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Brooks Newmark: a knit wit?

Ian Allsop returned from holiday to find many in the sector already needled by Brooks Newmark. This article was written for Charity Finance magazine, which went to press before Newmark resigned as minister for civil society.

Newmark needs to understand unpopular fundraising methods

The new minister for civil society will have to decide what he thinks about chuggers and telephone fundraising, says Ian Allsop.

Phygelius capensis image gredit: Stan Shebs

Ian Allsop takes issue with some hardy perennials that seem to keep cropping up in the charity garden.

Brighton Pavilion credit: xgkk

Ian Allsop is not writing slogans for the Brighton tourist board. He is asserting, instead, that the new Charity Commission chief needs time to prove herself.

A columnar approach

For Ian Allsop, life has become a never-ending search for material to go into his next column.

How should the charity sector define ‘proper’?

This month, Ian Allsop’s blog is a proper meandering rant. 

Insuring against a damaged reputation

Ian Allsop wishes he could insure against damage to his own reputation.

Bigging IT up

Ian Allsop runs the rule over some new technology fads – sorry, concepts.

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The Charity Commission's board now needs to become more strategic

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Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence

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