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Society Diary: The best loo joke, the typical charity fan, and the Guide Dogs fundraiser sacked for sight problems

21 Nov 2014

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

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Society Diary: The best loo joke, the typical charity fan, and the Guide Dogs fundraiser sacked for sight problems

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Rachel Stephenson (left) and an Oxford Hub volunteer

The perception that volunteering is 'cute' couldn't be more wrong, says Oxford Hub President Rachel Nichols. But its challenges are bejewelled with glittering social rewards.

The sector needs a Quaker bank

Paul Gibson says the sector would benefit if a modern Quaker bank was founded.

Step away from forced work experience scheme, charities

Accepting involuntary labour is the last thing that charities should be doing, says Celina Ribeiro. The government’s work experience scheme is a threat to public trust and confidence.

Digital solutions to tackle youth unemployment

With the current focus on finding ways to support more young people into work, Dan Sutch puts forward the case for alternative work models.

The very short-term experiences people have when they use our services - a full tummy, a good game of football, getting the giggles - are outcomes too.

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

Salvation Army poster

Robert Ashton takes issue with the view that only faith groups have come forward to try to fill the void left by public spending cuts.

The science of civil society recruitment

The lines between private, public and charitable sectors are merging, says David Philpott, so should the recruitment and payment systems also re-align?

The sector needs to better support its women, says Rowena Lewis

As the sector dedicated to social justice, why are charities not making better progress at smashing the glass ceiling? Rowena Lewis says leadership is needed.

Don’t just stand there shouting, say something useful

Opposing the status quo is all well and good, says Robert Ashton, but much more effective if you can propose a proper alternative.

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