Dan Corry, Dan Corry, chief executive of the think tank, New Philanthropy Capital and member of the Independent Commission

Charities 'risk volunteers deserting' unless they adapt for 'super boomer' generation 2

15 Aug 2014 | Emily Corfe

British charities face desertion by a large part of their voluntary workforce unless they urgently adapt, according to an independent commission. 


Charities 'risk volunteers deserting' unless they adapt for 'super boomer' generation

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Tory MPs have attacked a “revolving door between charities and the Labour Party” which they say is warping the independence of the sector.

Charity Commission assesses allegations against Tony Blair Faith Foundation

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.

The meeting was held at 10 Downing Street

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”.

Charity Commission faces unified opposition to annual return proposals

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.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Commission clarifies statements on staff attendance at board meetings

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.

Jimmy Savile. Credit: Liftarn/Jmb

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.

Embedding digital in a traditional organisation

The Children's Society has been creating a digital culture. It hasn't been easy, but it has been worth it, says Emma Callagher.

Society Diary: Charity draws map that ‘looks like a willy’

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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