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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

30 Sep 2016

Alice Sharman and Kirsty Weakley went to Liverpool earlier this week for the Labour Party Conference. Here’s a summary of what happened.

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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

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The business of fundraising

Fundraising is a realm all-too-oft avoided in a charity's boardroom, and left to buoy itself. But Sir David Varney intends to use his extensive business experience to help encourage corporate donations at the Stroke Association, where he is chairman designate.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO and president of CEBF

The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund has announced it is to close in September after failing to foster enough financial support from the charity sector.

European Disaster Volunteers charity

Andy Chaggar puts objections to some of Lord Hodgson's recommendations in the Charities Act Review into context, with his own charity as an example.

Plymouth Brethren takes charitable status case to tribunal

Two Exclusive Brethren groups are taking the Charity Commission to the Charity Tribunal after the regulator denied one group charitable status concluding that it did not advance religion for public benefit.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

So, who makes up the Institute and PFRA boards?

Following claims and counter claims of conflicts of interest at the PFRA and Institute of Fundraising boards, Celina Ribeiro takes a closer look at the trustees of these two fundraising organisations.

The only way is ethics

David Philpott and his fellow Big Society Cooperative members consider the best way forward for the initiative and its subscribers.

Lord Hodgson

Small charities have been the losers in the Hodgson review of the Charities Act, says Pauline Broomhead. From making it easier for large charities to pay for trustees to raising the limit for charities having to register with the Charity Commission.

Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO, Directory of Social Change

Small charities could lose out, and a two-tier system of charities could be created, if the recommendations in Lord Hodgson’s review of the Charities Act are enacted, according to sector leaders.

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