Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves
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Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves

2 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

Alan Sharpe of the RSPB tells David Ainsworth that understanding people is the key to success as an FD.

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Colin Simon: 'We didn't want to lose the public's money'

Colin Simon of Comic Relief talks to David Ainsworth about facing media criticism over ethical investment, and a turbulent career in charity.

Michael Norton, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards 2014

The Charity Awards judges selected Michael Norton to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Tania Mason met the man whose fingerprints are all over civil society.


Ray Jones: Setting the standards

Ray Jones steps down as head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission this summer. He tells David Ainsworth how financial reporting has changed since 1992.

Chris Wright: Going for growth

Chris Wright, chief executive of service delivery charity Catch22, tells David Ainsworth that winning government contracts is hard work.

The widely held view that charities should stick to doing good works and stay clear of campaigning is a recipe for social stagnation. The world has changed, charities need to change with it and speak truth to power about what it takes to solve root causes of societal ills rather than pussyfoot around problems.

» Liberal influence: Andrew Hind interviews Lord Rennard

Bob Humphreys

Bob Humphreys of Oxfam tells David Ainsworth that charities must do more to explain administration costs.

A spokesman, Shaw Trust

Tania Mason interviewed a Shaw Trust spokesman who preferred not to be named, for her feature on service delivery charities in April's Charity Finance. This is the edited transcript of his comments.

Barry Aspland, director of finance and corporate services, Nacro

Tania Mason interviewed Barry Aspland for her feature on service delivery charities in April's Charity Finance. This is the edited transcript of his comments.

David Biddle, CEO, Crime Reduction Initiatives

Tania Mason interviewed David Biddle for her feature on service delivery charities in April's Charity Finance. This is the edited transcript of his comments.

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