'Charities better at talking transparency than actually being transparent' nfpSynergy report finds
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10 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

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.

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

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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.

FRSB

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.

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.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

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.

The sector’s future funding model needs to be fit for purpose

Cathy Pharoah examines whether the voluntary sector's funding model is fit for purpose. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

Charities 'must continue to fight for the right to influence policy'

Civil society organisations must not give up the fight to influence policy and governments, the international executive director of Greenpeace has said.

HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

There is an “overwhelming case” for an early review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme because most of the charities it was aimed at either do not know about it, cannot understand it, or are not eligible for it, a group of umbrella bodies has said.

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