Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights

Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights 1

29 Apr 2016

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


Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights

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CHARity Commission

The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Islamic charity, Peacetrail, and restricted the financial transactions it can make, after it was unable to show what it had done with any money it had raised.

After Kids Company, could we be next? The seven deadly sins of trustee boards

The trustees were blamed for the fall of Kids Company, but what should they have done differently? John Williams examines the most common failings of charity boards.

Charity founder banned; Unite calls for charity worker to be reinstated; CRUK defends boxing fundraisers

Our regular round-up of the top stories about charities in the mainstream media. 

Anna Turley

The Charity Commission has adopted a ‘do as I say not as I do’ policy on charity campaigning, the shadow minister for civil society, Anna Turley, told the House of Commons yesterday.

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.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Asheem Singh

Chief executives’ body Acevo has called on the Cabinet Office and the Charity Commission to change the regulator’s governance set-up, saying the current board has "taken it to the point of not being able to do its primary job".

Gareth Morgan

Current government proposals will prevent many charities from converting to charitable incorporated organisations for nine months of every year, a leading charity academic has warned.

Shawcross embraces charitable advocacy – three years late

Andrew Purkis examines William Shawcross' statements on campaigning, and says the Commission needs to be respected by the sector if it is to police it effectively.

Sarah Pinch, Pinch Point Communications

Each charity should have a plan to protect its reputation and keep itself off the front page of the national newspapers, a communications expert told Trustee Exchange last week.

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