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Why we became a living wage employer

23 Jul 2015 | Shaun Rafferty

Two Joseph Rowntree charities jointly became the first care provider to pay staff the living wage, and staff turnover more than halved in the first year. Shaun Rafferty extols the benefits of treating employees fairly.

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Why we became a living wage employer

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Society Diary: How this hug saved two dogs’ lives, plus how to cope with severe emojional problems

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

RSPB doesn't do conservation? That's just ill-informed drivel

The minister for civil society has made some welcome statements on charity campaigning, says Andrew Purkis, but his comments about the RSPCA and RSPB are badly judged.

Volunteering

Andrea Lee explains how, despite not knowing much about the specific issues, she was able to bring her skills as a government economist to the challenges being faced by Family Action.  

Society Diary: Sod the Daily Mail, suppression impressions, and commitment-phobic relationships

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

The very short-term experiences people have when they use our services - a full tummy, a good game of football, getting the giggles - are outcomes too.

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

 To recruit the best people, you need a social media strategy

Charities which engage effectively on social media have more success recruiting staff, Maddie Spink found in her research for the Charityworks graduate scheme.

Society Diary: Big Stu turns 60, mobility scooter joyriders, and Oz MPs expense charity bike ride

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

Society Diary:  See-through toilets, dodgy queues, and bring your work to dog day

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

Gillian Guy, chief executive, Citizens Advice (image credit: Ian Enness)

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, explains why charities need to respond to changes in society to ensure that volunteering is sustainable.

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Ten things charities can do to build financial sustainability

22 Jul 2015

A financial review published today warns that the sector faces a £4.6bn shortfall. Michael Birtwistle,...

All charity leaders are responsible for fundraising

14 Jul 2015

The tragic death of Olive Cooke was a defining moment for the sector and everyone involved in running...

Is the media spotlight on fundraising fair?

13 Jul 2015

No one emerges from the sad death of poppy-seller Olive Cooke with any credit, writes Ian Allsop.

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