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

24 Jun 2016

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Dan Corey

The problem with charities is not that there are too many, says Dan Corry. The problem is the absence of almost any mechanism to make sure the best survive and the worst do not.

Has charities’ response to media criticism really been ‘toothless and incoherent’? Well, yes

Charities’ responses to a rash of critical stories in national newspapers prompted the ire of Oxfam’s communications director last week. David Ainsworth asks whether he’s right and it’s time the sector fought back.

Why is the Charity Commission feeding harmful stories to the Sunday Times?

At the weekend the Charity Commission fed information to the Sunday Times which led to a damaging front page article about charities. David Ainsworth asks what the regulator was trying to achieve.

Not enough has been done to improve the Commission’s governance

Kirsty Weakley considers the implications of yesterday’s Charity Commission board announcement.

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.

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David Ainsworth

If you want good governance, you have to invest in support for the board, says David Ainsworth.

Rebecca Salt

Career marketer Rebecca Salt joined her first trustee board, at In Kind Direct, a year ago. She explores the differences between the charity environment and her more familiar corporate world.

Society Diary: Bubb's hub, sticking to knitting, and where's Willy

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