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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering 1

22 Jun 2015

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, explains why charities need to respond to changes in society to ensure that volunteering is sustainable.

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Young people are willing, we just need to find them

Attracting young trustees can prove to be tough. But is it young people who are evading charities, or charities evading young people? Tesse Akpeki says young people are willing, but you need to know where to find them.

A bang or a whimper

Pensions auto-enrolment has kicked off. David Davison advises charities to start preparing.

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.

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

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!  

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.

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