Reclaiming our shared history of charitable campaigning
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Reclaiming our shared history of charitable campaigning

2 Sep 2015 | Andrew Purkis

Andrew Purkis demonstrates how a rich history of charitable campaigning has shaped society.

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Major James Cowan, chief executive, Halo Trust

The Halo Trust's chief executive, James Cowan, explains why the charity made payments to trustees and says this was not why Angelina Jolie resigned from the board.

Society Diary: Ed Sheeran to work in a charity shop, talking animals, and the rambling Bubb

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

Risk management

In light of the Olive Cooke scandal and a recent court case over legacies Dorothy Dalton reminds trustees that they must always be considering potential risks to their charities, even when they seem unlikely.

Where was the Charity Commission when Kids Company collapsed?

The Charity Commission should have seen that Kids Company was in trouble and intervened earlier, says Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo.

Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.

» The cuts don't work

Society Diary: Measuring the impact of impact measurement, and getting branded stationary

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

 Society Diary: Giant dildo wars, karma for fat shamers, and the lost teddies of west England

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

Let's talk about dangerous charity campaigning

In light of recent suggestions that charities should not be involved in political campaigning, Andrew Purkis assesses the damage from some serial serious offenders, ranging from the Girl Guides to William Wilberforce.

Society Diary: Cake bake uptake, and cricket without boundaries

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

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Lessons from Kids Company for other charities

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Andrew Hind says the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month is a wake-up call for the whole sector.

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