18 Sep 2014
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.
The Charity Commission often urges the public to check its website before supporting a charity. But do the public even know who the Charity Commission is and how charity regulation works? Civil Society Media asked 10,000 people.
The Charity Commission has proposed that charities should have to disclose their campaign spending and public sector income in their Annual Returns.
Charity chief executives are not visible enough in tackling scrutiny on the sector, a former BBC media expert told the NCVO national conference yesterday.
Michael O’Toole looks at what the public services marketplace means for the culture and ethos of charities
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.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has proposed a new bill which he says will offer extra protection to volunteers. Charity lawyer Sarah Bull questions whether the new rules are necessary.
The Charity Commission is being used by politicians as a tool to silence criticism, the umbrella body for Scottish charities has said.
The chief executive of Acevo has warned of “concerted attacks” against Oxfam and the Trussell Trust, with letters to the Times, the Charity Commission and Acevo members accusing MPs of attempting to curtail charities’ rights to free speech.
Dr Helen Mary Stephenson, director of the Office for Civil Society and Stephen Sutton, who raised over £4m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, have been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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