29 Oct 2013
The Charity Awards winners are inspiring, says Ian Allsop, but merely copying their ideas is not enough.
A new charity, backed by a £20m pledge from the Wellcome Trust, is aiming to do for mental health research what Cancer Research UK has done for cancer.
Filters that will remove some minor offences and cautions from the new Disclosure and Barring Service are effective from today.
The Department for Education has announced the 72 successful recipients of its voluntary, community and social enterprise National Prospectus grants from 2013 to 2015, worth a combined £47m.
Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.
A number of charities have launched appeals for Syria this week, as the EU ban on the supply of weapons to the Syrian opposition is lifted.
Rick Payne offers a thought map for how to build an effective finance department.