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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering 1

22 Jun 2015

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, explains why charities need to respond to changes in society to ensure that volunteering is sustainable.

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Society is changing in ways that have specific consequences for volunteering

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Society Diary:  See-through toilets, dodgy queues, and bring your work to dog day

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

If you want to restrict charity leaders' campaigning, remember one of them is the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Charity Commission has said charity leaders must avoid the appearance of being party political. If so, it will have to try to silence the archbishops, says Andrew Purkis.

Society Diary: Miley Cyrus takes off her clothes, cuddles a pig and talks about charity

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

Is it time for charities to fight back on chief executive pay?

The charity sector has suffered in silence through repeated attacks on its leaders over their pay, but these tactics aren't working, says David Ainsworth. It's time for charities to defend themselves.

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

'Sometimes the most innovative decision is to wind your charity up'

Sarah Atkinson outlines how the Charity Commission enables innovation at charities. This piece is taken from a collection of essays, Insights on Innovation, which will be published by NPC and ActionAid tomorrow.

Society Diary: The first charity sex shop, #holdacokewithyourboobs and the world’s longest football match

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

Opening the black box of policy making

A new toolkit to help policy makers contains useful advice for charities who want to influence government, says Andrew O'Brien of the Charity Finance Group.

Society Diary: Boob picture fundraiser nets £200,000, and which fundraising Harry Potter character are you?

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

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