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4 Sep 2015

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Reclaiming our shared history of charitable campaigning

Andrew Purkis demonstrates how a rich history of charitable campaigning has shaped society.

Major James Cowan, chief executive, Halo Trust

The Halo Trust's chief executive, James Cowan, explains why the charity made payments to trustees and says this was not why Angelina Jolie resigned from the board.

Society Diary: Ed Sheeran to work in a charity shop, talking animals, and the rambling Bubb

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Risk management

In light of the Olive Cooke scandal and a recent court case over legacies Dorothy Dalton reminds trustees that they must always be considering potential risks to their charities, even when they seem unlikely.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Where was the Charity Commission when Kids Company collapsed?

The Charity Commission should have seen that Kids Company was in trouble and intervened earlier, says Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo.

Society Diary: Measuring the impact of impact measurement, and getting branded stationary

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

 Society Diary: Giant dildo wars, karma for fat shamers, and the lost teddies of west England

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Let's talk about dangerous charity campaigning

In light of recent suggestions that charities should not be involved in political campaigning, Andrew Purkis assesses the damage from some serial serious offenders, ranging from the Girl Guides to William Wilberforce.

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A charity world as colourful as Camila Batmanghelidjh's party dress

3 Sep 2015

Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

Systems integration may be boring but it is important

3 Sep 2015

Systems integration isn’t the most exciting IT subject, says John Tate, but it will cause untold problems...

Lessons from Kids Company for other charities

1 Sep 2015

Andrew Hind says the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month is a wake-up call for the whole sector.

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