18 Sep 2014
British charities face desertion by a large part of their voluntary workforce unless they urgently adapt, according to an independent commission.
Tory MPs have attacked a “revolving door between charities and the Labour Party” which they say is warping the independence of the sector.
The Charity Commission is looking into the Tony Blair Faith Foundation after a former employee accused the charity of putting the former prime minister’s interests before its charitable objectives.
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”.
NCVO, Acevo and the Charity Finance Group have all heavily criticised Charity Commission proposals to require charities to declare campaigning spending and government income in their annual returns, which they say go beyond its remit.
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.
The Charity Commission has rewritten its operational compliance report on the case of Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after governance experts pointed out that its advice on chief executives’ attendance at trustee board meetings was contrary to good practice.
The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has been granted permission to appeal against the agreed system of compensation for victims of the presenter, despite not being obliged to pay any money out itself.
The Children's Society has been creating a digital culture. It hasn't been easy, but it has been worth it, says Emma Callagher.
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