10 Mar 2014
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.
Locality is planning to set up an Institute for Community Organising as part of the £15m community organisers programme it is running on behalf of the government.
Speakers at yesterday’s ‘Reality check for Big Society’ event did not provide ringing endorsements that the government’s policy agenda would create a more equal and fair society.
Rosie Chapman, executive director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission, has elected to take advantage of its voluntary exit programme and will leave the regulator at the end of May.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
Franklin Mint’s counter-lawsuit against the Diana Fund in 2003 personally named all the trustees and was for a sum of “well over a hundred million dollars”, Andrew Hind revealed in his opening plenary at the Trustee Exchange conference today.
Andrew Hind offers a personal recollection of lessons learned on governance from various trustee and executive positions.
The bleakest picture yet of the sector’s financial prospects has been painted by charity leaders in NCVO’s thirteenth Charity Forecast survey.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Chris Grayling has called on the voluntary sector to provide work experience placements for young people as part of the government’s Budget pledge to fund 80,000 placements over the next two years.
25 Mar 2014
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