The gap between public perception and reality of charities
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The gap between public perception and reality of charities

1 Sep 2014 | Joe Saxton

There is a gap between public perception and the reality of how charities operate, says Joe Saxton. Public trust in charities will be unsustainable if no action is taken.

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How Clic Sargent saved £1m with a business improvement programme

Cancer charity Clic Sargent has just completed a business improvement programme, cutting £1m from its cost base. Lorraine Clifton outlines how it was done.

Strategic planning: Taking action on hearing loss

Setting a strategy is just the beginning of forging a new direction, say Paul Breckell and Susanna Eriksson-Lee.

Nick Brooks, chair of the ICAEW charity and voluntary sector group and head of not for profit at Kingston Smith

The ICAEW has called for a change in the law to allow the Charity Commission to refuse a charity registration when a similar charity already exists.

St Anthony's Hospital

The Daughters of the Cross of Liege, the UK’s 69th largest charity by income, has confirmed that it will sell its private hospital, St Anthony’s, to Spire Healthcare, in spite of fierce opposition from local residents and politicians.


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.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is embarking on a strategic review that will underpin its direction and priorities for the next three to six years.


Richard Hawkes, CEO of Scope

Scope is proposing to close 11 of its 37 care homes in a move that will affect 190 disabled residents and around 400 staff.




Scope service user

Scope’s vision for the future is a society that treats disabled people no differently to those without disabilities. That’s why its CEO Richard Hawkes is convinced that closing nearly a third of its care homes is the right thing to do. By Tania Mason.



Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind

Charity leaders have a responsibility to act together and stand up for the sector during these tough times, said Mind chief executive Paul Farmer at last night’s Charity Finance Group annual dinner in London.

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