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Charities' use of data often pointless, dangerous and counterproductive says DSC chief

4 Mar 2015 | Emily Corfe

Charities often spend too much time collecting and measuring data and should rely more on their personal understanding of beneficiaries, Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change told a data seminar yesterday.

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A guide to lobbying: how to make friends inside goverment

In the first of three blogs on effective lobbying, former civil servant Michael Clarke advises how to build relationships and influence policy within government.

David Harker, 1951 - 2015

David Harker, former chief executive of Citizens Advice, passed away yesterday on his birthday after a short illness. He was 64.
 


Former Science Museum chair announced as British Heart Foundation's next chair

Amazon China president, Douglas Gurr, has been appointed as the new chair of the British Heart Foundation and will replace current chair Philip Yea, who has served the maximum terms as a trustee, from October.

Commission 'concerned' about charities that ignore Lobbying Act

The Charity Commission’s director of policy and communications, Sarah Atkinson, has warned charities that the regulator would be concerned about charities that deliberately flout the Lobbying Act.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Cage

The Charity Commission confirmed that two charities are under investigation for previously funding the advocacy group, Cage, which has been criticised for making supportive comments about the Islamic State killer nicknamed 'Jihadi John'.

Scouts appoint first commercial director

The UK Scout Association has appointed Mark Hislop to the new role of commercial director.

Charities cannot use DCLG grants to lobby government, says Pickles

Charities and other organisations will not be allowed to use Department for Communities and Local Government grants to lobby Parliament, government or political parties, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said last week.

Jimmy Savile

Children's charities Barnardo's and Action for Children have released reports saying there is "no evidence" that TV star Jimmy Savile was given unsupervised access to children in their care.

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