Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Quiz: Which political party's voluntary sector policies do you agree with?

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

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

Trustee Exchange 2015

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Paul Palmer

Instead of setting up new charities, founders should think about donor-advised funds or Community Foundations instead, says Paul Palmer

Charities represent the public and must not be silenced on political issues

Rosamund McCarthy says this election shows that charities must have more freedom to speak out on political issues.

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