Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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15 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.


Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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Commission warns of abuse of Syrian aid convoys

The Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert following recent media reports that a suspected British suicide bomber in Syria travelled there as part of a humanitarian convoy.

Alistair Darling: Scottish National Lottery funding will ‘fundamentally change’ with independence

Alistair Darling MP has said that charities benefit from being within the UK and an independent Scotland would break that “social union”.

Society Diary: A fight over sight and a scrap over cats

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

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The National Bargee Travellers Association has dropped judicial review proceedings against the Canal & River Trust.

One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.

» Charity Commission needs new leadership, says Public Accounts Committee

Charity to lose premises as Historic Royal Palaces takes over management of castle

A charity that runs a café at Hillsborough Castle employing people with learning difficulties, has said it will face a £400,000 loss after being told that it must leave the premises because Historic Royal Palaces is taking over management of the castle.

Royal Courts of Justice

A man who was charged with stealing nearly £1m from children’s cancer funds has had his sentence cut after three judges heard his prison sentence was having a “harmful effect” on his son.

Charity Tribunal hearing on Human Dignity Trust expected in June

The Human Dignity Trust’s appeal against a Charity Commission ruling that it is too political to be a charity is likely to be heard before the Charity Tribunal in June, a recent directions document indicates.

Sightsavers starts general election lobbying with digital mosaic

Sightsavers is urging people ‘put themselves in the picture’ and add their social media profile to an online mosaic, calling on politicians to commit to disability-inclusive development policies.

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