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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering 1

22 Jun 2015

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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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering

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Society Diary: Boob picture fundraiser nets £200,000, and which fundraising Harry Potter character are you?

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

The Charity Commission may need to review charities’ social media use, but it shouldn’t review CC9

Umbrella bodies expressed concern last year after the Charity Commission indicated it would review its campaigning guidance, CC9. Andrew Purkis says some in the sector have supported a ‘compromise’ review focused on social media, but this would be the wrong decision.

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

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

The voluntary sector needs to fight for the Human Rights Act

The government’s attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act is not just a problem for civil liberties charities but for the voluntary sector as a whole, says charity consultant Belinda Pratten.

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.

» The cuts don't work

Society Diary: Would you donate money to watch Charlotte Church punch Katie Hopkins?

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

A question for new ministers: is the Compact dead?

Decisions taken before the election suggest the government has little regard for the Compact, says Andrew Purkis. He asks if the agreement between the government and the sector can be saved.

Charity regulation - an investment not a cost to government

The government should not ask charities to pay for their own regulation, and should accept that the Charity Commission is value for money, says Andrew O'Brien of the CFG.

 Society Diary: What kind of vegetable would you be, if you were a vegetable? And more naked people

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