Media scrutiny of the charity sector in 2014
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Media scrutiny of the charity sector in 2014

12 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the seventh day we look at some examples of the heightened media scrutiny that the sector has received this year.

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Media scrutiny of the charity sector in 2014

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The Kaaba in Mecca is opened twice a year, once 30 days before the Hajj and once 30 days before Ramadan

Muslim commitment and potential to support charitable causes in the UK should not be underestimated, says Fadi Itani.

Carrot and stick

Community isn't led by government, so why wait for it to tell you what to do, protests Robert Ashton.

A solution to regulating society lotteries

Inspired by a debate between Joe Saxton and an employee of the Gambling Commission, David Philpott devises his own solution to who is best placed to regulate society lotteries.

Fundraising is everybody's business

The funding crisis means that now, fundraising is everybody's business, says Jo Swinhoe. Fundraisers need to encourage themselves, and others in their organisations, to start talking about the good they do.

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

Big Society on a local scale

Big Society offers communities the chance to change their ways, notes Gordon Hunter as he offers some big ideas devised for a local action plan.

Breathe in the dust and be more effective

Seeing what your charity does on the ground makes you a much better trustee, says Martin Farrell.

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