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Society Diary: A fundraiser's guide to the galaxy

5 Feb 2016

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

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The Kids Company documentary showed us just how naive and arrogant its founder had become

Alice Sharman says last night’s documentary Camila's Kids Company: The Inside Story shows the founder had created a cult-like atmosphere that contributed to the charity's demise.

What Twitter thought of the Kids Company documentary

The much-anticipated documentary charting the final days of Kids Company aired last night. While many voluntary sector commentators may have been watching from behind the sofa, it didn't stop them sharing their despair, outrage and horror at what unfolded on Twitter.

City analyst Louise Cooper; Cath Howard, CEO, Cumbria Community Foundation; John Ross, Investec; Ellen Clements, senior grants and donor services officer, Cumbria Community Foundation, and TV presenter Gaby Roslin

Cumbria Community Foundation won the Grantmaking and Funding category at the Charity Awards 2015 for its partnership delivering the Neighbourhood Care Independence Programme.  Liz Woodham reflects on the impact that winning has had.

A trustee's response to being called 'wilfully blind or incompetent'

Andrew Purkis responds to the PACAC accusation that trustees were "wilfully blind or incompetent" and gives five reasons why they failed to exercise oversight more effectively.

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

If the government is truly committed to stopping another Kids Company, it must back this up with investment

If the government is truly committed to standardising its relationship with the charity sector it must put its money where its mouth is, says Genevieve Maitland Hudson.

Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

Unicef UK, Brook, Pro Bono Economics and more announce their latest appointments.

Society diary: When Islamaphobia meets vajazzling

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

Howard League for Penal Reform wins at the Charity Awards 2015

The Howard League for Penal Reform won a Charity Award last year for its Books for Prisoners campaign that successfully reversed the government's ban on prisoners being given books in jail. Andrew Neilson relates the story.

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