26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
A TV ad created by Bono’s One charity to highlight the famine in Africa has been refused clearance to air because of its political nature.
The value of a charity is demonstrated at the very frontline with its volunteers, says David Philpott, as he marks the efforts of a stalwart member of the team.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has today announced the full team he hopes will support him to win the next election, including Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas as the new shadow minister for civil society.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
Forty-four charities have applied to take part in the pilot review programme announced by the Charity Commission and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales last month.
A charity founded by Conservative MP Liam Fox and run by Adam Werrity, who are currently at the centre of a political storm about the extent of Werrity’s involvement with the Ministry of Defence, has been removed from the Charity Commission’s register.
Volunteer action charity SOVA has become the first charity to sign up to the Compact and secure Compact Voice’s Compliance Mark, a new preferred-provider process for new tendering opportunities and contracting, which is being launched this month.
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