Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights
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Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights 1

29 Apr 2016

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

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Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights

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Susan Daniels, chief executive, National Deaf Children's Society

National Deaf Children’s Society chief executive Susan Daniels explains how the charity went about developing a strategy "for our times, but not limited by them".

What should be done with a charity board that manages rather governs?

The chief executive of an unincorporated charity has had enough. His board is behaving like the management and over-ruling his decisions. A chief executive and vice chair respond to the quandry.

Andrew Hind, if he were to become a Lord

A House of Lords competition to nominate a new Peer has been won by a schoolgirl who nominated former Charity Commission chief, and Charity Finance editor Andrew Hind for his contribution to the sector.

Catholic Care denied right to appeal but fight may continue

The Charity Tribunal has rejected Catholic Care’s latest appeal, stating that there were no “errors of law” in its judgement that the adoption agency could not discriminate against same-sex couples wishing to use its services.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Seb Elsworth, director of strategy, Acevo

Acevo has guaranteed its commitment to the sustainability of the Impact Coalition and promised to allocate time to pursuing its objectives from within its policy and communications teams once a new strategy is set.

Mencap's Getting It Right report

Mencap has been named the overall winner at this year’s Charity Awards for a campaign which highlighted the NHS’s poor treatment of patients with learning disabilities and helped to change working practices.

Sir Nicholas Young

Sir Nicholas Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, was unveiled as this year’s winner of the Outstanding Leadership Award at the Charity Awards in London last night.

Catholic Care requests leave to appeal again

Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) has applied for leave to appeal the latest decision against it in the long-running case involving the Charity Commission’s refusal to allow it to prevent same-sex couples from using its adoption services.

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