26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
The government plans to spend £470m over the next four years building the capacity of the voluntary sector to deliver the Big Society, it announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review today.
The government has just announced a one-year, £100m transition fund to help the voluntary sector adjust to new public spending budgets.
Roberta Blackman-Woods has been named as Labour’s shadow minister for civil society.
The National Fraud Authority (NFA) is running a survey of 10,000 charities to try to better understand the scale of fraud in the charity sector.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
The Community Foundation for Merseyside has released a call to arms report, strongly urging that civil society organisations work together to develop a sustainable ‘21st century model’ to plan out the future of the charity sector.
Charity leaders should spend around a third of their time thinking about radical new ways to serve their beneficiaries, delegates at Charity Finance Live were told in the final plenary of yesterday's programme.
The Evening Standard, long a vocal critic of street fundraising in London, was forced to change its tune last week after two of the robbers who foiled the jewellery store robbery in Kensington turned out to be on-duty chuggers.