Charities should comfort beneficiaries and disturb those in power

Charities should comfort beneficiaries and disturb those in power

The voluntary sector needs to rediscover its voice, argues David Robinson. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector.  The collected extracts are available at Civil Exchange. 


Charities should comfort beneficiaries and disturb those in power

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With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

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Concerns were raised at the NCVO riots summit that solutions the voluntary sector will put forward to prevent future riots, could be interpreted as opportunism, and an inevitable ask for more cash.

Sir Stephen Bubb and Sir Stuart Etherington

NCVO and Acevo have launched their first-ever joint conference, just weeks after announcing that they are moving in together.

Harrow Council sets up interim support for charities after CVS closes

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