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.
NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington has called on the government to double the size of the Transition Fund to prevent civil society organisations from going to the wall before statutory funders decide whether to continue contracts.
A full and frank explanation of the reasoning behind Amnesty International's pay-off packages to Irene Khan and Kate Gilmore has been given by the organisation's international executive committee (IEC) chairman, Peter Pack, in which he describes the payment to Khan of over £533,000 as the "least-worst option".
Former armed forces personnel and commissioners have to navigate more than 2,100 charities, making it difficult to find and allocate help, says a new report from the Howard League for Penal Reform.
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.
Pamela Chesters and Derek Twine respond to a charity's predicament of an over-complex governance structure.
All charities should have rules as to what may and may not be discussed or disclosed, in order to properly protect confidential information and comply with the law. This applies to trustees as well as employees and other volunteers.
The old adage says “it’s lonely at the top”. And it is never more true than in tough economic times, when increasing pressure on funding means many chief executives and their senior management teams must make difficult decisions on staffing and services.
25 Mar 2014
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