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Do we really need more charities?

21 Apr 2015 | Paul Palmer

Instead of setting up new charities, founders should think about donor-advised funds or Community Foundations instead, says Paul Palmer

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The only way is ethics

David Philpott and his fellow Big Society Cooperative members consider the best way forward for the initiative and its subscribers.

Lord Hodgson

Small charities have been the losers in the Hodgson review of the Charities Act, says Pauline Broomhead. From making it easier for large charities to pay for trustees to raising the limit for charities having to register with the Charity Commission.

Happy Birthday Big Society (I think)

Two years in, Kirsty Weakley is still trying to figure out what Big Society is.

Hodgson's proposals on payment of trustees are ill thought through

Gareth Jones argues that Hodgson's reasoning for payment of trustees at large charities is flawed and calls for a better compromise.

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

The Hodgson Review (in a nutshell)

With 158 pages of analysis and recommendations, we thought we could all do with an easy-to-read overview of the Charities Act Review. So Niki May Young created this tasty little infographic outlining the key figures on Lord Hodgson's report.

Big Mac Olympics

Community organisations are just small fries when it comes to the government's preferred service delivery partners. Just take the Olympic catering as an example, says Robert Ashton.

Live: Charity sector reaction to the Hodgson review

Lord Hodgson has released his review into the Charities Act 2006. Celina Ribeiro follows the debate from charities and commentators around the world wide web.

Care: The good, the bad and the ugly

George Ames is sick of care getting a bad name. It's time charities and other service providers worked together to show the public the full picture.

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By not filing accounts earlier our largest charities miss an opportunity to connect with supporters

1 Apr 2015

Why do Britain's biggest charities wait until deadline to file accounts? Andrew Hind investigates.

Banking blog: 5 big fat myths about borrowing when you’re a charity

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