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Society Diary: Another King, another carpark

1 Jul 2016

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

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Good intentions are not enough

A bout of generosity to a charity's own employee brings unintended consequences.

Regulators and confidential information

A newspaper has gained access to and published a charity's confidential information, is this legal and can it be prevented?

Sue Gwaspari, director of part-time volunteering, CSV

In 2010 CSV’s Volunteers in Child Protection project won the Overall Award at the Charity Awards. Sue Gwaspari, CSV’s director of part-time volunteering, outlines the impact that winning the Award has had on the organisation and the people it helps.


CSV's Sue Gwaspari collects the charity's Overall Winner award at 2010 Charity Awards gala dinner

Winning the Overall Award at the Charity Awards last year has helped CSV to increase by nearly five times the number of families helped by its winning Volunteers in Child Protection programme.


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

Disabilities Trust

Many of the UK’s biggest public-service-delivery charities are defying the odds in the face of the government’s spending cuts, with many even predicting net growth over the next year or two.


Commission pays out £1.7m in severance packages

The Charity Commission paid £1.7m-worth of severance packages in the 2010/11 financial year, up from just £98,000 the previous year.

Global Zero panel at Bafta following UK premiere of Countdown to Zero

The anti-nuclear campaign film Countdown to Zero sets out to frighten viewers into supporting the associated Global Zero campaign.  But Tania Mason reckons there is a word for people who go around spreading terror.




Model email and internet policy

In response to a postbag query in the March issue of Governance on the misuse of the internet, William Garnett recommended that organisations should have an email and internet policy.

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