Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister
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29 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

On the eve of the Conservative Party Conference, Brooks Newmark resigned as minister for civil society after allegations in the Sunday Mirror that he sent intimate photographs of himself to an undercover reporter. Rob Wilson was swiftly announced as the new minister. Civil Society News has collated some of your reactions to the news:

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Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister

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Ceci n'est pas un pipe, Magritte, Copyright Jay Cross

The term 'chairman' is long past its sell-by date, says Andy Gregg.


Realising the potential of governance

Tesse Akpeki pays tribute to the Acevo Governance Commission but warns against reinventing the wheel.

Politically charged

Ian Allsop reviews the political bunfight surrounding the appointment of the Charity Commission’s new chair.

The business of fundraising

Fundraising is a realm all-too-oft avoided in a charity's boardroom, and left to buoy itself. But Sir David Varney intends to use his extensive business experience to help encourage corporate donations at the Stroke Association, where he is chairman designate.

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

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.

'You can't kill a chair, it's an inanimate object'

Governance reader John Markham has his own Inspector Morse-style theory about the first instalment of the murder mystery ‘Who killed the chair?’ currently being serialised in Governance magazine.


Who killed the chair? -  Part two

A charity chairman has been killed, but who's the culprit? Delve into a leadership nightmare in the second part of Shirley Otto's governance detective story.

Running a charity is all in the balance

On his departure from the board of Time Banking Martin Farrell offers a fond farewell, and a reminder that running a charity is a balance between give and take.

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