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National Theatre's first chief executive quits citing problems with leadership structure

17 Apr 2015 | Emily Corfe

The National Theatre's first chief executive, Tessa Ross, has resigned after five months at the organisation, but will continue to work with the charity as a consultant.

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Commission seeks views on charity property

The Charity Commission is collaborating with the Ethical Property Foundation on a survey about charities’ property experiences.

Government outlines priorities for supporting charities

The government has announced plans to improve the technological capability of the charity sector, and new initiatives to support volunteer infrastructure.

William Shawcross

Journalist and writer William Shawcross has been named by the Cabinet Office as the preferred candidate to lead the Charity Commission board as chairman.

Behaviour is key to successful governance, survey finds

A survey of the 500 largest charities has revealed that their governance would be improved by focusing on their leaders’ behaviour, rather than structures and processes.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

Dame Mary Marsh is chair of the Philanthropy Committee, a sub-committee of the Main Honours Committee

A Public Administration Select Committee inquiry into the 850-year-old honours system has concluded that too many people are rewarded for "doing their day job" and more people undertaking voluntary work in their communities should be honoured.

Campaign to preserve sector archives prepares for launch

A campaign to preserve archives relating to the voluntary sector is to launch officially at the House of Lords in October, with an event that will present the business case for the idea and garner support from invited guests.


Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks

The editor of the charity newsletter that prompted the UK’s Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks to resign as patron of the charity, has admitted that her way of selecting content for inclusion in the newsletter has been too “amateur and random”.

Domestic violence charity to burn 50 Shades of Grey

Wearside Women in Need, a domestic violence charity located in the northeast of England, is organising a mass burning of the erotic international hit novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

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