Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing
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Society Diary: Duck lanes on the towpath and the lamest excuses for late filing

22 May 2015

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Is the future of trustees corporate?

Rosie Chapman looks at the incentives for volunteering across sectors and asks: are marketisation and spending cuts making the future look corporate in the search for trustees?

CCNI releases social media guidance for charities

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is providing charities with tips to ensure that their social media use does not break the law or jeopardise reputations.

Community interaction should be one of our five-a-day, says ResPublica

Meetings of community groups or neighbourhood gatherings should be treated as one of our ‘five-a-day’, according to a new report from think tank ResPublica that will be launched today by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Commission to consult on public benefit guidance

The Charity Commission has today launched a three-month consultation on its revised public benefit guidance for charities, including a new online platform that features a blog for responses.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Government forms international aid agreement with faith groups

The government and the Church of England have set out the principles for future collaboration between the Department for International Development and faith groups working internationally towards development.

Big Issue Invest and TSELF merge

Big Issue Invest and TSELF have today announced they are joining forces to create one of the UK’s largest social investment intermediaries – freeing up £8m of investment funds.

Copywright Oast House archive

The High Court yesterday heard evidence from the Badger Trust for the judicial review, brought by the charity, into the government’s decision to cull badgers.

DFID's new UK aid logo

Some sub-Saharan countries could "graduate from external assistance altogether in the not-too-distant future" international aid charity One claims in its 2012 Data Report.

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