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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This month marks the beginning of a new era, at both Charity Finance and in the wider world. Ian Allsop elucidates.

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Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

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No one emerges from the sad death of poppy-seller Olive Cooke with any credit, writes Ian Allsop.

The North (image credit: Michael Reeve)

Ian Allsop talks tomatoes and why charities should look north for income growth opportunities under the new Conservative government.

Star gazing in the charity sector

Ian Allsop ponders the meaning of rising stars, fading stars and no stars.

Comic Relief

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

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

'Je suis charity'

Ian Allsop is happy to be criticised, but hopes you won’t offend him if you choose to do so.

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