Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington
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Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington

28 Jan 2015 | Alice Sharman

Public perception of what charities do can be very different to the truth and an "intelligent engagement with the public" is needed to address this, the chief executive of the NCVO said yesterday.

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Charity news in brief - May 2006

In news this month: a study into the benefits of the Investing in Volunteers kitemark; Compact launches a new local work book; Futurebuilders release a publication regarding voluntary sector contracts; and Sue Ryder Care implements a rewards system

NACVS launches new kitemark

Local voluntary and community infrastructure organisations have voted to introduce a new set of performance standards.

Brand new CFDG

Charity Finance Directors' Group has launched its new logo.

Sector press gives bum steer

It is bad enough when people outside the voluntary sector report stories and release information that is either plain wrong or simply reinforces incorrect assumptions held by the public.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Acevo launches public trust inquiry

Acevo has launched a chief executives' inquiry into trust in charities, focusing on their perspectives on public trust, and their role in promoting and preserving the charity brand.

Commission bangs out new logo

The Charity Commission has rebranded itself by unveiling a new logo. It was launched following the results of the Commission's strategic review.

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