Brooks Newmark on passion, politics and campaigning
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Brooks Newmark on passion, politics and campaigning

5 Sep 2014

Earlier this week the new minister for civil society Brooks Newmark caused controversy with his remarks that charities should "stick to their knitting" and keep out of the "realm of politics". Here he speaks in more detail about his views on charity campaigning.

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Frontline: setting the standards for international aid

Following the recent resignation of Oxfam's Haiti director following staff misconduct, Andrew Chaggar discusses standards and accountability for international aid organisations.

Forging strategic identity aligns values to organisational impact

Few leadership models address a CEO's role in building an organisation to do well both financially and in a wider social context. Tesse Akpeki looks at how leaders can attain this.

Should a charity's name explain what it does?

Gareth Jones asks if we are seeing a trend for charity names to explain clearly what the organisation does.

Will the female charity leaders PLEASE stand up?

If female leaders are too modest to identify themselves how will we ever get more women into top jobs? Celina Ribeiro says top women in charities need to stand up, literally.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

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

I'm so sorry but... Topman t-shirts are not acceptable

Has society stooped so low that it accepts messages making light of domestic abuse from its high-street retailers? Thankfully not, says Niki May Young, because of the charities that protect our standards.

Whose side is the Charity Commission on?

Tania Mason says the regulator is sending mixed messages about who it is there for.


National Citizen Service: doubling the cost and dedicating less time

Charities see merit in David Cameron's National Citizen Service, but are critical that it may be replicating existing, well-run youth volunteering schemes. Vibeka Mair asks why the government won't listen to the voluntary sector and keeps wasting money reinventing the wheel. 

The best performing companies are those who take governance seriously

Tesse Akpeki highlights a new report which links good governance and a healthy gender balance on boards to better performance and profits on corporate boards.

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