Michael O'Toole will be new CEO of Mentor

Michael O’Toole steps down as sector's Crown Representative

16 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Michael O’Toole, the first Crown Representative for the charity sector, has resigned after two years to become the new chief executive of Mentor, the youth drug and alcohol charity.


Michael O’Toole steps down as sector's Crown Representative

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Lemony Snicket

We’ve scoured the World Wide Web to bring you some interesting snippets of what civil society is up to in the UK and around the world this week.

Largesse or ligature? Do corporate boards really get charity?

The structure surrounding a charity embedded in a corporate host can pay dividends, but to what extent does it also limit the charity's potential? David Philpott muses.

'Disparate' benevolent sector must come together

Benevolent charities must look to collaboration as a solution to combatting funding cuts and increased competition for grants, according to a new report looking at the challenges facing the benevolent sector.

Oxfam eBook

Oxfam has published a digital edition of its report, Growing a Better Future: Food Justice in a resource-constrained world, for Kindles and other readers, making it the first international non-governmental organisation to publish an eBook.

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Dame Mary Marsh

The chief executive of the Daycare Trust, an RNIB trustee and Scope’s policy chief are among the 17 new Clore Social Fellows for 2012.

Kevin Waudby, founder of Good Innovation

Risk-averse trustee boards are holding back progress on finding new ways of fundraising, according to fundraisers debating the value of innovation at the International Fundraising Congress.

Charity Commission in Liverpool

A number of leading charity lawyers believe that the regulatory compliance cases conducted by the Charity Commission in recent years were unlawful – including the investigation into the Atlantic Bridge charity set up by Liam Fox MP.

Charity videos held back by cultural bias

Charities are not yet embracing online video as a way of communicating because of cultural hang-ups about the way to use the medium, an expert has told a conference in Holland.

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