29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
A disability charity that knowingly employed a convicted sex offender as its chief executive has been censured by the Charity Commission after a year-long inquiry in which the trustees failed to accept the gravity of the error.
Charity Awards winner Sharon Berry was among the many sector personalities recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2010 this week. Berry, whose charity Storybook Dads took home the Overall Winner award in 2007, has received an OBE for services to children and families.
Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations since 1994 has received a knighthood in recognition of his work on behalf of the voluntary and community sector.
Fallen out with a supplier? An employee? Your board? In these litigious times, some charities are finding themselves fighting off opportunistic claims and others are tempted to bring claims themselves. Sylvie Nunn and Chris Billington explain why taking a claim through a court or a tribunal is never an easy option and should rarely be your first choice.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
The Twittersphere was set alight last night with streams of congratulations and comments about the Charity Awards (@charity_awards).
A modest Julia Unwin expresses her shock at winning the Outstanding Leadership award. Vibeka Mair grabs a few moments with the overwhelmed sector stalwart as she comes off stage.
A pioneering CSV project that matches volunteers to families with children at risk of harm has been crowned overall winner of the Charity Awards 2010.
In a fitting tribute in the twilight stages of the illustrious 47-year career of Community Service Volunteers' executive director Dame Elisabeth Hoodless, CSV has scooped the top prize for its Volunteers in Child Protection scheme. Civil Society grabs a moment in the green room with the winners who pay tribute to her efforts...
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