5 Jul 2016
Charities “can and should” make efforts to reduce the average age of the workforce, and should also be willing to risk breaching the law to sack underperforming staff, NCVO's HR conference heard yesterday.
The Queen has announced that the National Citizen Service, the volunteering programme for young people, will be placed on a “permanent statutory footing” in her speech at the state opening of parliament.
The treasurer of Oxfam International has questioned whether being a registered charity is worth the regulatory burden, and suggested charities could want to give up their registration and become social enterprises instead.
Sir Stephen Bubb has announced plans step down later this year as the chief executive of Acevo, the infrastructure body for voluntary sector chief executives.
The Charity Commission’s handling of a case over more than 20 years was “so poor as to amount to maladministration”, according to an ombudsman’s report published this week.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
Sir Stephen Bubb talks about his ideas for improving leadership and communication in the charity sector. By David Ainsworth.
The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.
Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.
Landlord raises charity’s rent by 400,000 per cent; cafe owner argues with charity over huge boulder
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