Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics
News

Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics 76

3 Sep 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”, Brooks Newmark, the new charities minister, told delegates at a conference on social action this morning.

Share

Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 16) | next | last »

CharityComms launches new drive to improve public understanding of charity

CharityComms is establishing a working group to look at how charities can be more proactive in explaining how they work and respond to criticism, in a bid to maintain public trust and confidence in the sector.

Richard Hawkes

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.

Street fundraisers.

People in the UK are willing to speak to street fundraisers for only three minutes on average, with four out of ten refusing to stop altogether, according a survey by donations website Give as you Live.

Guide Dogs' legacy advert

Guide Dogs increased its fundraising income by 8 per cent to £71.4m last year, but spent more than £31.2m generating it – a rise in its fundraising costs of nearly 28 per cent.

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Channel 4 building (image credit: Tony Hisgett)

Dispatches was a “hatchet job masquerading as investigative journalism”, but we must confront its allegations of unethical practice, says Ian MacQuillin.

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteering is worth £34bn a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.


Tesco, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation announce new partnership to promote healthy living

Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation will be the joint corporate partners of Tesco from January next year, in an arrangement expected to raise millions of pounds for both charities.

NSPCC rebrands and moves on from the Full Stop campaign

The NSPCC has rebranded in a bid to turn around its declining income and better convey the work it is doing to prevent child abuse.

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 16) | next | last »

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.