Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Unemployed young people will be required to work 30 hours a week for free for charities and community services across the UK or lose benefits, prime minister David Cameron said today.

Charities waste time and money complying with ‘overwhelming’ Lobbying Act, claims research

Significant charitable resources are being wasted on complying with the potentially “crippling” administrative burden of the Lobbying Act, according to research published today by consultancy nfpSynergy.

Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015

Daniel Phelan, who died at home on Wednesday 11 February after a long illness, was a socially-motivated businessman who encapsulated the true meaning of social enterprise before the term was even coined.

Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015

Daniel Phelan, owner and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media, passed away on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

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Civil Society News is republishing this article from 13 June 2014 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.


Ten tips to recruit and retain volunteers

Following the launch of his organisation's new link-up with LinkedIn to help charities recruit volunteers, Jamie Ward-Smith of Do-it offers a guide on how to find and keep them.

Spectator magazine attacks Kids Company as ‘a drain on donations’

The Spectator magazine has published an attack on the activities of Kids Company, saying that it is “a drain on donations that might otherwise go to better causes” and calling for a review of its activities.

Bubb: Commission is planning to 'water down' support for charity campaigning in its guidance

The Charity Commission is reviewing its campaigning guidance, CC9 in order to "water it down" and charities face "serious trouble" as a result, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, warned yesterday.

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