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Society Diary: Is charity calendar banned from Facebook really pornographic?

18 Jul 2014

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Whose side is the Charity Commission on?

Tania Mason says the regulator is sending mixed messages about who it is there for.


National Citizen Service: doubling the cost and dedicating less time

Charities see merit in David Cameron's National Citizen Service, but are critical that it may be replicating existing, well-run youth volunteering schemes. Vibeka Mair asks why the government won't listen to the voluntary sector and keeps wasting money reinventing the wheel. 

The best performing companies are those who take governance seriously

Tesse Akpeki highlights a new report which links good governance and a healthy gender balance on boards to better performance and profits on corporate boards.

'You can't kill a chair, it's an inanimate object'

Governance reader John Markham has his own Inspector Morse-style theory about the first instalment of the murder mystery ‘Who killed the chair?’ currently being serialised in Governance magazine.


I knew of a lady mayor who insisted on being called Mr Mayor because that's what the men were called! I think it should be up to the individual what they wish to be called.

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Digging for dormants

As Big Society Capital prepares to delve into dormant funds in advance of EU and FSA approval, Gordon Hunter ponders where else funds may linger in the not-for-profit sector.   

Who killed the chair? -  Part two

A charity chairman has been killed, but who's the culprit? Delve into a leadership nightmare in the second part of Shirley Otto's governance detective story.

Copyright Peta de Aztlan

From the frontline in Haiti, Andrew Chaggar discusses the problems that can arise when beneficiaries are not consulted in the regeneration process.

Boldly pause and go

Boldly pause and go where no trustee has gone before – and face up to the elephant mess in the gloom, says Martin Farrell.

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