10 Mar 2014
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.
Representatives from the Office for Civil Society, including Nick Hurd, ignored calls for their input into the evaluation of the Compact overseen by the Commission for the Compact as its final act before closing its doors on 31 March.
Funders need to be more clear about what outcomes they want charities to produce and help those organisations in their ability to measure their impact, according to the findings of a report by New Philanthropy Capital.
An assessment of the reputation of the top ten charities in England and Wales, and those in 33 other countries, has seen the Royal National Lifeboat Institute top the poll for the second year running.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
Two of Scotland’s oldest deafness charities, Deaf Action and Tayside Deaf Association, have merged to create the largest deaf organisation in the country.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles plans to scrap current guidance on how councils should engage with the voluntary sector, and instead have a one-page statutory guide that sets out clear expectations for councils considering cutting funding to local voluntary groups.
Breast Cancer Care and the Prostate Cancer Charity have been named as the official charities for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon, the first time two charities have been selected for the lucrative top spot.
Volunteering England will lead the charge in the UK's efforts for the European Year of Volunteering after receiving £78,000 from a £580,000 pot provided by the Office for Civil Society and the European Commission to help encourage volunteering.
25 Mar 2014
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