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A general election and a great capacity-building plan 1

8 Dec 2014 | Tania Mason

Two days after the Chancellor unveiled his latest plan to cut public spending and outsource large swathes of public services, the minister for civil society has outlined his ideas for boosting the capacity of charities and social enterprises to provide them.  Tania Mason reports.

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Directing goods to charities

Since the Prince of Wales founded In Kind Direct in 1996, it has redistributed over £130m in value of goods to charities across the UK. Vibeka Mair meets its chief executive Robin Boles.

David Tyler (L), CEO of Community Matters and Joe Irvin (R), CEO of Navca

Ahead of the AGMs that will decide the fate of their organisations’ merger proposals, the leaders of Community Matters and Navca met with Niki May Young to explain how a merger would affect their membership, and why they won't be fighting to take the lead.

Sally de la Bedoyere, chief executive, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association

Despite Lord Hodgson's hint that there are too many fundraising membership and regulatory bodies, the PFRA is not going anywhere. In fact, says its new CEO, its remit will only grow. Tania Mason reports.

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A real-life female trustee offers a personal account of being a young woman on a trustee board.

Regulating charities in the 21st century

A one-third cut in its funding has forced the Charity Commission to review all its operations. By Sam Younger.

David Robb, chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Regulator

David Robb has been in the hot seat of Scottish regulation for four months now as the second chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. He speaks to Niki May Young about his move from politics to charity, the influence of changing regulation structures throughout the UK, and what his fresh eyes are bringing to the role.

What trustees should expect from the Charity Commission

With stringent cutbacks in their budget, what help can trustees now get from the Charity Commission? Neal Green explains.

Unusual terms of office

An interview with Jeanetta Issa, CEO of Child Abuse Prevention Association in Kansas City, shows how they're doing things a bit differently Stateside.

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