29 Oct 2013
Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has said the Charity Commission will have to get better at regulating the sector before charities would be prepared to supplement its income with fees.
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
Over half of interim charity managers that responded to a recent survey say future leaders of the charity sector will come from the business or corporate sector, and a third said current charity chief executives are not coping well with financial pressures.
Charities are settling in to a new operating environment in which demand is high, growth is low and all options – from downsizing to merging – are on the table.
These enormous sums, apparent lack of process or control, the impression of pals lining each others' pockets, and dissemblance (at best) combine to look more than scandalous.
People not process should be in charge of making decisions, says Robert Ashton.
Trustees of the Royal Institution have appointed a Future Direction Committee, including Lord Robert Winston and Professor Brian Cox, to come up with a new vision for the troubled charity.
Vibeka Mair profiles the demographic of the people setting the strategy at the UK’s top 100 charities.