29 Oct 2013
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
Labour leadership hopeful David Miliband has called for charitable status to be withdrawn from private schools.
In Richmond upon Thames the population is keen to volunteer, so keen in fact that there aren't enough volunteering positions to fill the demand. Gillian Norton believes this situation isn't rare, and thinks there's more we can do to make the most of the willing.
The Charity Commission spent £1m on temporary staff this year, according to new figures released by the Cabinet Office.
I hope I'm not the only person to think that HMRC is far from an ideal vehicle to regulate charities. HMRC's business is to manage the collection of tax and it currently has difficulties even in doing that. The public perception of HMRC is of people who behave like autocrats (we're always right, you're always wrong) and who cannot provide advice effectively.
Nick Brooks has been appointed as president and chairman of the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association following ten years of serving as a trustee for the organisation.
With the World Cup and Wimbledon in full flow sport is at the top of the agenda in British hearts and minds. Justin Davis Smith looks ahead to what will be the UK's most important sporting event in decades to discuss how the London 2012 Olympics will drive volunteering into a new era.
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