Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

24 Jun 2016

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Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

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Sector reacts to Brexit vote

Following the news that emerged in the early hours that the UK has voted to leave the EU, the sector has been reacting on Twitter. We round up some key responses.

Where do charities stand on the European Union Referendum?

Which charities have got involved in the European Union referendum debate? And what do they think?

Why the charity sector needs to vote for Remain in the European Union referendum

Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, says that Brexit is a huge risk to charities.

Credit: Active Change Foundation Twitter

Last night Civil Society Media hosted the 17th annual Charity Awards, held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. We recap what was said on social media.

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

Too many charities have got by with weak and ineffective boards

Many charities need to strengthen their boards if they are going to survive, says Ian Joseph, chief executive of Trustees Unlimited.

 New fundraising guidance puts too much pressure on trustees

New fundraising guidance issued by the Charity Commission is helpful and sensible but puts too much pressure on trustees, says Andrew Purkis.

Why volunteering matters to me

Geetha Rabindrakumar talks about how volunteering let her make a difference in the lives of others – and made a difference in her own.

What charities can learn from the rise of corporate social responsibility

Charities need to show responsibility in every area, not just their relationship with their beneficiaries, says John Williams.

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