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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

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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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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.

Return from Haiti: a new focus on governance

Back from serving in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Andrew Chaggar's mind is focused on developing European Disaster Volunteers from an organisation of solid response volunteers, to one which is also capable of managing its substantial growth.

Stand and deliver – but for heaven's sake stop meddling

Chairs have a place in charities, says David Philpott, but it shouldn't be in the stationery cupboard counting pens, or debating the cost of electricity.

Tom Flood accepts a Charity Award on behalf of BTCV in 2011

Tom Flood CBE, who will step down as CEO of conservation charity BTCV in July, provides some words of encouragement for a charity sector facing increasingly challenging times.

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

Dame Anne Owers

Now is a pivotal moment for the independence of the voluntary sector, says Dame Anne Owers.

Give us the *** money: Getting trustees involved in fundraising

There's no disputing that trustees donate a lot of time to the charities they serve, but what about money? Martin Farrell suggests ways for trustees to get involved in fundraising.

The Strictly Come Dancing approach to charity strategy

Strictly Come Dancing set smashing standards last year, and delivered results. Tesse Akpeki muses that the Strictly approach could be adopted by charities.

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.

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