12 Feb 2015
Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.
Prime Minister David Cameron told local authorities yesterday not to “do the easy thing” by cutting budgets for voluntary bodies in their communities.
Organisations wishing to revoke their charitable status must beware the risk of ‘asset lock’ according to new guidance produced by The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
New Philanthropy Capital chief executive Martin Brookes has used the Charity Awards-winning project Volunteers in Child Protection as the basis of a new report that aims to help charities stave off funding cuts in the forthcoming public spending round.
A new website has been launched which is attempting to make the Charity Commission’s register of charities available in a clearer and more accessible way.
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 Charity Commission’s new chief executive is unfazed by the prospect of wielding the hatchet that is poised to fall on the regulator’s activities – and is convinced there will be opportunities to create new services as well as cut old ones. Tania Mason reports.
Focus on pension shortfalls is growing, with the BBC's £2bn pension deficit hitting the news this week - our regular charity pension blogger David Davison looks at the dangers of out-sourcing pensions.
The government has promised to relax the regulations for charities selling land but not until it has given the issue a closer look during next year’s review of the Charities Act.
The FTSE4Good Global Index Series has added 13 companies to its list and removed eight, including oil giant BP.