Think carefully before changing your name, says free guide to rebranding
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Think carefully before changing your name, says free guide to rebranding

22 May 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Charities considering changing their name must first find out exactly what their staff, beneficiaries and supporters think of the change before proceeding, according to a free guide published today.

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Homeless shelter investigated over ‘significant private benefit’ payments

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Bristol-based shelter after concerns were raised over poor financial controls, conflicts of interest and ‘related party transactions leading to potential significant private benefit’.

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Clic Sargent chief executive Lorraine Clifton, has announced that she will retire at the end of the year to focus on her work as a trustee and allow for more personal time.

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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

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A debt counselling charity investigated by the Charity Commission after filing its last four sets of accounts late said it was because auditors and accountants were "slow to attend" to its documents.

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The National Trust is considering making changes to its governance arrangements, including reducing the number of people on its council.

NCVO to review charity sector's relationship with the European Union

NCVO has launched a review to find out how much membership of the European Union benefits the voluntary sector to inform David Cameron’s renegotiation and referendum debate.

Charities filed no accounts because they 'lost the password' and 'lacked understanding of accounting systems'

A Sheffield-based sports charity and a Barnsley-based urban regeneration charity have both been investigated by the Charity Commission for filing late and inadequate financial accounts and returns.

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