26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
Dame Suzi Leather has urged charities not to run marketing campaigns that focus on minimal overheads and says it is charities’ collective responsibility to educate donors on the necessity of running costs.
The Charity Commission has instructed researchers to study perceptions amongst charities of the impact of the public benefit requirement.
The Variety Club has announced today that it will undertake a major rebranding including a name change to Variety, the Children’s Charity.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
Opposing the status quo is all well and good, says Robert Ashton, but much more effective if you can propose a proper alternative.
As the government launched its consultation on the proposed Register of Lobbyists on Friday, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations warned that “smaller organisations should not be dissuaded from engaging with the political system”.
The Inspiring Impact Group, a coalition of voluntary sector bodies seeking to provide collective leadership on measuring impact over the next 10 years, is considering encouraging funders to allocate at least 5 per cent of funding to evaluation and measurement.
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