7 Oct 2014
Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.
Chief executive of NCVO Sir Stuart Etherington has said that most charities only decide to merge when there is no other alternative because trustees don't want to confront the fact their charity is in trouble.
Stephen Lloyd, partner at law firm Bates Wells and Braithwaite, has called on all charities to help combat youth unemployment by supporting one or more NEET (not employed, in education or in training) young person.
It may be natural to freeze in a crisis but Martin Farrell says that is exactly when the board needs to act.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, has said that both he and NCVO believe paying trustees is the wrong direction to take, and that people should celebrate the voluntary nature of trusteeship.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has published a report calling on community groups and statutory bodies to work together to prevent a repeat of last summer’s riots.
Civil society is a fascinating place, not just here in the UK but abroad too. Here’s our pick of what’s been going on over the last week…
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