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7 Nov 2014 | Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop calls for a charity to be set up to campaign on behalf of oppressed right-wing politicians.

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How do you handle a question like Muslim charities?

Recently Islamic charities have faced criticism from many sides. David Ainsworth examines the subject.


Fiery rocket or damp squib?

As bonfire night approaches, John Tate is cautious about the pace of the new developments setting the technology world alight.

Commonweal Housing resident

Social finance is not wrong for the voluntary sector - but we must learn lessons from history, says Ashley Horsey.




Paula Sussex, CEO of the Charity Commission

The financial perspective is not the only determining factor in arriving at the right decision, says Andrew Hind.

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

Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 

David Ainsworth is the deputy editor of Charity Finance

In recent months senior figures in the world of charity have questioned whether social investment is good for the sector. David Ainsworth examines why this new field is facing a backlash.


Learning from history

With the emergence of the cloud, the number of accounting software options is growing fast – just as it did in the 1990s. John Tate provides some lessons from those former times.

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.

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