Brooks Newmark on passion, politics and campaigning
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Brooks Newmark on passion, politics and campaigning

5 Sep 2014

Earlier this week the new minister for civil society Brooks Newmark caused controversy with his remarks that charities should "stick to their knitting" and keep out of the "realm of politics". Here he speaks in more detail about his views on charity campaigning.

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Pomp and circumstance

No-one does a charity event quite like the British, says David Philpott.

Jackie Turpin, head of finance, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

As head of finance at a large grantmaker, Jackie Turpin congratulates the Charity Commission on powerful new investment guidance that should encourage trustees to think outside the box.

Freelancing can be fun!

Leaving the comfort and support of an employer can be a daunting experience, but for Tesse Akpeki, it was the greatest move she could have made.

Fundraising is everybody's business

The funding crisis means that now, fundraising is everybody's business, says Jo Swinhoe. Fundraisers need to encourage themselves, and others in their organisations, to start talking about the good they do.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

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A Stateside approach to charity governance

Tesse Akpeki attended the BoardSource 2011 Leadership forum, and was left inspired by a new American approach to charity governance.

Why should the devil have all the good music?

Amidst the mirk of the spending cuts, David Philpott concludes that faith is the light that will guide the charity sector through.

How to act in a crisis - kicking the rabbit habit

It may be natural to freeze in a crisis but Martin Farrell says that is exactly when the board needs to act.

A Haitian boy receives aid after the 2010 earthquake, copyright Logan Abassi, The United Nations

Almost two years since the earthquake that saw Haiti crumble, the country is still reeling and in desperate need. So why are charities abandoning a country which can not yet fend for itself? Andrew Chaggar blogs from the frontline.

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