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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Untouchable was released in France as The Intouchables - Image sourced from Wikipedia

Robert Ashton calls for life to imitate fiction as he critiques the relationship of the film Untouchable with real-world service provision.

Politically charged

Ian Allsop reviews the political bunfight surrounding the appointment of the Charity Commission’s new chair.

The CSV 'homepage' on the Commission's online register

The Charity Commission takes too long to make charities’ accounts public on its website, says Tania Mason. Maybe it should take a leaf out of Companies House’s book and charge a fee to see them.

The panda made me do it

Adrian Cockle from the online team at WWF  - @ade_WWF  - pitched this film on Twitter last week with the following comment: "Stop! Stop what you're doing *right now* and watch this. It'll make your day 142% better, I promise."

He was right!  

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.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Are your charity's staff and volunteers aware of data protection needs?

Ignorance is not always bliss, warns Mairéad O'Reilly, as charities are warned to be more aware of their data protection responsibilities.

Tesse Akpeki

Tesse Akpeki reports on the key findings from the US-based BoardSource Non-Profit Governance Index 2012.

Trustees seek gold

Ian Allsop debates a proposal made back in the mists of time, during the pre-Olympics era.

Do you hear that voice – of the thief of time?

Are you prone to a dilly-dally? Martin Farrell regales us with a tale that will offer a warning to all who are.

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