Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights
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29 Apr 2016

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Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights

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Lord Hodgson

Yesterday, the government published its response to the Hodgson review of the Charities Act and the Public Administration Select Committee's post-legislative scrutiny report.  Read on for Vibeka Mair's two-minute summary of key changes.

I agree with William Shawcross: Charity pay should be ‘proportionate’

William Shawcross is right. Charity executive pay should be proportionate and fair. In fact, it already is. Celina Ribeiro argues that the scandal is that this 'scandal' will deter good leaders from the charity sector.

Ben Kernighan, former deputy CEO at NCVO, delivers his leaving speech. Image courtesy of Tesse Akpeki.

The sector's great and good were out in force last night for NCVO deputy chief Ben Kernighan's leaving drinks. As was the feelgood factor, says Tania Mason.

eHarmony – how online dating holds lessons for board recruitment

When it comes to recruiting the best people to your charity's board of trustees, what tips could you take from online dating sites? Tesse Akpeki elaborates.

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

Challenge to Change's entry on the Register of Charities

The Charity Commission should not be allowing charities to become CIOs if their reporting is not up-to-date, says Tania Mason.



"But that's why we have a CEO ...."!

Tim Rutherford looks at lessons trustees can learn from the fraudulent activity at Astonbrook Housing Association.

It's no wonder young trustees are hard to come by

Ian Joseph says charities need to reassess their board processes to recruit young talent.

Dark days for the Commission

The Charity Commission's handling of the Cup Trust case was inadequate, according to its former chief executive Andrew Hind.

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