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.
Trustees will have to pay heed to entrepreneurs from other sectors and take risks if they wish to see results, says Daniel Phelan.
An HIV support charity which faced closure after one of its workers stole over £4,000 to fund her botox company, has been saved by two local councillors who donated £6,500 to the centre.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council plans to make public all its payments to the voluntary sector in what it calls a bid to become ‘Britain’s most transparent council’.
The PCS union, the biggest union within the Charity Commission workforce, has launched a campaign against the threatened cut to the regulator’s budget, in a bid to reduce job losses among its members.
Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.
The Big Society is struggling to capture the imagination of the public as a poll shows that more than half of voters claim not to have heard of the idea.
Technology is a powerful force for positive change, but good service is still essential, says John Tate.