Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says 3

15 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.


Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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Liberal Democrats pledge gift aid increase

The Liberal Democrats have promised to simplify criminal records checks, increase gift aid by 1 per cent and allow banks to let people operate charitable giving accounts alongside their current accounts, in their manifesto released today.

Gay people start out as children too

Society will make the final decision on Catholic Care discrimination, says Daniel Phelan.

Tory manifesto proposes Big Society tweaks,  but nothing new for charity sector

The Conservatives have emphasised ‘Big Society’ solutions to its recurring complaint about broken society in its manifesto, but offered little new strategies for the voluntary sector.

Disclose FRS17 or not disclose, that is the question?

David Davison warns that even though your charity may not fall under accounting standard FRS17 - which forces companies to account for pension assets and liabilities, it doesn't mean the issue will go away.

Charities and social enterprises will get to scale in health - if they are given a chance. The improvements that they can deliver are huge.

» Philanthropy is in a 'sorry state' Ronnie Cohen tells charity leaders

Compact and volunteering proposals included in Labour manifesto

A consultation on making the Commission for the Compact a statutory body and the creation of a National Youth Community Service are among the pledges contained in the Labour Party’s 2010 manifesto, released yesterday.

Celebrities to serve at Oxfam's Selfridges store

Oxfam is collaborating with the A-list to open "Britain's biggest charity pop-up shop" in the famous Selfridges department store in London. For the first week customers will not only be able to purchase items pre-owned by celebrities, but will be served by them as well.

Dreams founder unveils new charity 'hub' in Bucks

The founder of bedrooms business Dreams has set up a new charity which is developing a 12-acre property in Buckinghamshire that he hopes will become home to up to 30 different charities.

Charity expenses story 'highlights risk to public trust'

The story in last week’s national newspapers accusing directors of the charity E-Act of making extortionate expense claims proves that the expenses issue remains a threat to the sector’s reputation, according to IT consultant John Tate.

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