Civil society organisations across Europe are seeing their independence come under threat
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Civil society organisations across Europe are seeing their independence come under threat

Voluntary organisations across Europe are coming under pressure from governments not to campaign on issues, warns Heidi Sandberg. This article is part of a series on the future of the
voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the
publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

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Civil society organisations across Europe are seeing their independence come under threat

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Preparing your charity for Olympic disruption

Employers should prepare for disruption as well as the benefits of hosting the London Olympics in 2012, says lawyer Allison Grant.

Have you seen the X Factor?

The charity sector has existed for over 400 years. Tesse Akpeki reflects on the sector's ability to evolve.

A grave mistake

Christmas and the new era of austerity should encourage everyone to reflect on what's really important, says Robert Ashton.

'Charity facing closure' - the journalist's quandary

Niki May Young has witnessed a changing sector over the past two years, but today she is faced with a particularly difficult challenge.

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

Florence Nightingale

David Philpott is reminded of the real meaning of Charity, with a capital 'C'.

Tribunal fails public benefit test

Former Charity Commission chief executive Andrew Hind offers his verdict on the recent public benefit Tribunal judgment.

Major gift fundraising after the Woolf Report

The hierarchy of charities must be broken down if they are to learn from the London School of Economics' independent report into its donations from Gaddafi, says Adrian Beney.

Emergency camps in Haiti, copyright US Army

Andrew Chaggar reports for the last time from the frontline in Haiti, where he has led a team of European Disaster Volunteers since the earthquake in 2010. Here he explains why the charity is withdrawing from the country, despite it being in need of further assistance.

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