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Too many charities 'moan and whinge', says Scope CEO 7

23 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

Most charities would prefer to “moan and whinge about how hard life is” rather than innovate to drive social change, the chief executive of Scope told an audience of social investment specialists yesterday.

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'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds

Charities are not taking steps to improve their transparency, with information about admin costs, trustee expenses and chief executive salaries “in a pdf and difficult to find”, new research by nfpSynergy has found.

Fundraising leadership is 'pale, stale and male'

Fundraising is facing a leadership crisis and the sector must act now to address deep-rooted cultural problems in charities, delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands heard yesterday.

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Charity fundraisers working at rail stations across the UK will face new regulatory measures following a partnership between seven rail and station operators, the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board.

Olympic Park London

The minister for sport and tourism has announced that the government will be returning £69m of Olympic money to National Lottery distributors.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

IoF calls for annual income cap on society lotteries to be raised from £10m to £100m

The Institute of Fundraising is calling for the annual income cap on society lotteries to be increased from £10m to £100m in response to an inquiry by the Culture Media and Sport Committee.

National Audit Office building

The National Audit Office has opened a fresh investigation into the funding of Big Society Network, to establish whether the issues identified in its first report indicate “wider systemic problems” within government and the Big Lottery Fund.

National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

Charity criticised after refusing to pay Ashya King’s parents' legal fees

Kids 'n' Cancer UK has been criticised for saying it will not pay the legal fees of the family of Ashya King, despite receiving £50,000 worth of donations for Ashya King’s cause, after the NHS said that it would pay for his treatment.

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