12 Feb 2015
Vibeka was a reporter and then news editor for Civil Society Media from 2008 to 2014.
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There is a continuing improvement in the gender balance on the boards of large charities, but Vibeka Mair discovers that the chair is still a male-dominated role.
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has sent a complaint about charitable think tank the IPPR to the Charity Commission, saying a report it produced is essentially a “donation in kind” to the Labour party.
Labour has started a consultation with the voluntary sector which seeks views on whether the current definition of a charity is fit-for-purpose and what can be done to support and protect frontline charity workers facing worsened conditions.
The Welsh government has suspended funding to the Minority Ethnic Women’s Network which is currently subject to a police investigation and has gone into liquidation.
One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.
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.
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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