Society Diary: A fundraiser's guide to the galaxy

Society Diary: A fundraiser's guide to the galaxy

5 Feb 2016

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


Society Diary: A fundraiser's guide to the galaxy

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Charities start talks on public benefit with Charity Commission

St Anselm School, one of three charities that has failed the Charity Commission’s initial public benefit assessments, expects “a game of ping pong” with the Commission over the next nine months.

Trustees' role in public service delivery

It is two and a half years since the Charity Commission published its research report Stand and Deliver and guidance on Charities and Public Service Delivery.

Top 100 Chief Executives Survey

Vibeka Mair reviews the leaders of the UK’s largest charities.

Three charities fail public benefit test

Three out of twelve charities have failed the Charity Commission's initial public benefit assessments - two independent schools and one fee-charging care home.

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

Leap Confronting Conflict honoured as overall winner

A charity that supports and trains young people to resolve conflicts among their peers involved in gangs and violence has been crowned overall winner of the Charity Awards 2009.

Angela Smith named new third sector minister

Angela Smith, the Prime Minister's parliamentary private secretary and MP for Basildon, has been named as the new minister for the third sector.

NCVO chief to recommend publishing expenses

National Council of Voluntary Organisations chief executive Stuart Etherington is planning to recommend to his organisation's audit committee that the expenses of all senior management and trustees be published online.

Expenses update - a view from the top and an ex-MP

John Tate is unconvinced that charity expenses can't be abused as easily as MPs' expense claims.

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