29 Oct 2013
A campaign against the use of drones in Pakistan, the regeneration of a huge landfill site into a nature reserve, and a top-performing academy schools network are among 30 inspiring projects shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards.
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
A number of well-known charities have been named as beneficiaries of offshore trusts used to avoid scrutiny from tax authorities, when in fact they have no knowledge or receive no money from the trusts, an investigation has found.
It’s that time again; the Fundraising magazine 50 Most Influential Poll is open for voting for six frenzied weeks.
NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington will use a speech today to criticise the leadership of the Charity Commission and warn that it has lost the respect of the sector over the Cup Trust scandal.
These enormous sums, apparent lack of process or control, the impression of pals lining each others' pockets, and dissemblance (at best) combine to look more than scandalous.
Jonathan Jenkins, chief executive of the Social Investment Business, is reviewing his use of social media in order to minimise perceptions that he has social relationships with people from charities that receive statutory funds on his recommendation.
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
Individual giving to charities increased by £945m in 2010/11, but the voluntary sector on the whole barely managed to grow in real terms as inflation ate away at minor improvements.