Caron Bradshaw

Charity leaders warn Cabinet Office that anti-advocacy proposal would be a 'backwards step'

5 May 2016 | Governance | Emily Corfe

The government’s proposed anti-advocacy clause risks turning charities into “silent service-providing machines”, the chief executive of Charity Finance Group, Caron Bradshaw has warned.


Charity leaders warn Cabinet Office that anti-advocacy proposal would be a 'backwards step'

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Our regular round-up of the top stories about charities in the mainstream media.

Brooke unveils new branding and website

Brooke, the charity for working horses and donkeys, has rebranded and launched a new website after discovering that 75 per cent of people who tried to use its old website gave up before making a donation.

Shelter tells government to stop using its name to support anti-advocacy clause

The chief executive of homelessness charity Shelter has written to the government to ask them to stop using his charity's name in defence of an anti-advocacy policy.

List of fastest growing charities published

Research showing the fastest growing charities between 2008-09 and 2012-13 has found that public money is the most common route to large-scale growth.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Nick Brooks stepping down as head of not-for-profit at Kingston Smith

Accountancy firm Kingston Smith has announced that Nick Brooks is stepping down and will be replaced by Neil Finlayson as the firm’s head of not-for-profit.

Concern Worldwide

Poverty relief charity Concern Worldwide has issued an apology for taking hundreds of pounds extra from the bank accounts of 25,000 regular donors.

Nigel davies

A research consultation has been opened today into the future of the charities Statement of Recommended Practice, the financial guidance which governs charity accounts.

Swimming against the tide: England's fastest growing charities 2009-2013

As part of his dissertation, Olof Williamson identified 101 charities to have spiked and then sustained growth of over 100 per cent between 2008 and 2014. He discusses what these charities have in common.

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