26 Nov 2014
A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.
Charities’ finance and investment committees should examine the impact that the current record-high inflation has on their income and costs, and consider adjusting their investment strategies to compensate, an investment expert has advised.
Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger says the regulator won't compel any charity to become a member of
anything, but it will promote various umbrella bodies on its website.
Former Communities Secretary Hazel Blears MP has called for a legal definition for social enterprises, while minister for civil society Nick Hurd has conceded that such a definition may be required.
Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!
People are put off contacting a charity for support or advice if a charity is hard-to-contact, takes a long time to respond or asks for too much personal information, according to research by Connect Assist.
The Charity Commission has finally published its new investment guidance, CC14, and it makes clear that programme-related investment and ‘mixed-motive investment’ are both perfectly legitimate models for charities to consider.
Almost two years since the earthquake that saw Haiti crumble, the country is still reeling and in desperate need. So why are charities abandoning a country which can not yet fend for itself? Andrew Chaggar blogs from the frontline.
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