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Society Diary: Fat cats, attics and the nicest job in Britain

23 Jan 2015

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Society Diary: Fat cats, attics and the nicest job in Britain

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Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

The NCVO has changed its position on the lobbying register, and now says charities should not be compelled to be on it.


Nick Brooks, chair of ICAEW's voluntary sector group

A total of 25 charities are currently being examined by charity accountants on a volunteer basis as part of the joint ICAEW and Charity Commission peer review pilot.

Fraud from a governance perspective

Maryam Kennedy describes the types of fraud charities can face and how to combat them.

Peter Wanless, Big Lottery Fund CEO

Research conducted by the Third Sector Research Centre into the relationship between the Big Lottery Fund and the sector has identified five areas in need of improvement, which include transparency and independence.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Nominations open for Queen's Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012

Nominations open today for the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012 which will honour the efforts of charities that undertake projects at a national level this year.

Minister tells Kevin Curley: 'I will miss you'

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd paid a warm tribute to erstwhile Navca chief executive Kevin Curley at the organisation’s annual parliamentary reception in the House of Commons last night.

Curley's parting shot: 'Stay loose and baggy'

The local voluntary and community sector must make sure it stays “a little loose and baggy”, former Navca chief executive Kevin Curley told a room full of sector leaders last night.


European Disaster Volunteers charity

You think you know your strategy? Think again, says Andy Chaggar. It's not until you sit down to the task of developing a business plan that you truly learn your charity's priorities.

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