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Society Diary: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a charity minister

11 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

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

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Banking on relationships

Making the right decisions can pay dividends in relationships with other charities, says Martin Farrell. 

A right to know?

When a senior employee leaves the charity suddenly, the trustees demand to know why but are left in the dark by the chief executive. Jesper Christensen advises what to do.

Inappropriate websites out of hours

William Garnett, head of employment at Bates, Wells and Braithwaite answers a chair's concerns about their chief executive's use of the charity's computer to view inappropriate material.

Andrew Chaggar, co-founder, European Disaster Volunteers

Andrew Chaggar is frustrated by claims that charities 'ambulance-chase' disasters around the world. Here he ponders the role of the media in fuelling charities' emergency responses, from the frontline in Haiti.

My understanding is that the title of chairman is not gender specific. The 'man' in chairman originates from the word mandate as the mandate to chair a meeting.

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Nurturing our charities in a time of cuts

After losing a grant which provided 12 per cent of its income, June O'Sullivan provides an insight from the Paddington Farm Trust on how the current government regime is affecting its activities.

We're not ready for a Big Society

The recent case of the Salvation Army vs the 700 Club has highlighted an inherent problem with the Big Society plans, warns Niki May Young.

Green burials could bring extra revenue

Gordon Hunter thinks the plans to sell off forests are 'pedestrian' and could go further.

Early Years and early days

As Sure Start centres throughout England prepare for possible closure in the face of impending cuts, London Early Years Foundation chief June O'Sullivan sums up the mood in the children's sector.

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