Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

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Aspiring to inspire

With the second week of the Olympics well underway, David Philpott reflects on what has inspired him recently.

View from the motorcade

In an abstract comparison, Robert Ashton questions the power we have over our own destiny, and what significance any local organisation really has to the eyes of the powerful few.

European Disaster Volunteers charity

Andy Chaggar puts objections to some of Lord Hodgson's recommendations in the Charities Act Review into context, with his own charity as an example.

Don't let Olympic volunteering momentum die

The extravaganza of the Opening Olympic Ceremony tonight could be the launch of a new legacy of volunteering, says Vibeka Mair, who as an Olympic volunteer got a sneak preview at the Olympic stadium on Monday. But the opportunity could easily be lost, she warns.

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 Kaaba in Mecca is opened twice a year, once 30 days before the Hajj and once 30 days before Ramadan

Muslim commitment and potential to support charitable causes in the UK should not be underestimated, says Fadi Itani.

So, who makes up the Institute and PFRA boards?

Following claims and counter claims of conflicts of interest at the PFRA and Institute of Fundraising boards, Celina Ribeiro takes a closer look at the trustees of these two fundraising organisations.

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.

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