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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OSCR launches video tutorials to encourage use of its online services

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator  has launched a series of video tutorials to show users how to navigate its new website and encourage charities to sign up to its online service.

Atul Patel, academic leader, Cass Business School

Devote proper time and attention to the crucial job of recruiting new staff, urges Atul Patel.

Baroness Rosalind Scott of Needham Market, copyright Martin H

Kick-starting a House of Lords debate on the voluntary sector last week, Baroness Scott called for ministers to consider putting 'lead officers' for charities in place in each government department.

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office

A Cabinet Office taskforce has released a glowing report on mutuals, describing the business model as “high quality” and recommending that the process of forming them be made easier.

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

Charity staff in the dark as council contract decision debated

Staff at a Hull charity have been left on the brink of redundancy this week as opposition councillors challenge the local authority’s decision to award a support contract to a rival bidder.

Keith Hickey, group director of resources, RNIB

CFG, Acevo, the Institute of Fundraising and Sayer Vincent have launched a new publication on how charities can better manage their reserves. 

The five-word formula for successful charity films

Niki May Young derives a formula from this week's featured film that could help you pin down the perfect charity production.

Justin Davis Smith, chief executive, Volunteering England

NCVO and Volunteering England have entered merger talks and could be one organisation by early 2013.

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