Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector
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Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

8 Feb 2016 | Governance
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Comic Relief, Shine, the British Council and more announce their latest appointments.

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Who's Moving: All the latest movers in the charity sector

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Grants and lobbying: Why Matt Hancock's arguments don't stand up

The government's new clause preventing charities lobbying is based on dubious logic and unreliable research, says David Ainsworth.

'Government muzzling charities smells of Stalinism': Twitter reacts to new grant clause

On Saturday the Cabinet Office announced a new clause in its grant contracts which will see charities prevented from lobbying government with grant money. The sector, as well as several MPs, took to Twitter to give their opinions on the new clause.

‘Draconian’ new clause in government grant agreements bans charities from lobbying

The Cabinet Office has announced a new clause in government grant agreements which will ban charities from using grant money to lobby government and Parliament.

Help for Heroes make ‘legal complaint’ over ‘reckless attack’ by Mail on Sunday

Help for Heroes has made a “legal complaint” over an article which appeared in the Mail on Sunday, accusing the paper of “recklessly attacking” the organisation over data protection and its treatment of whistleblowers.

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

Parliament

A Parliamentary committee's report on the collapse of Kids Company was “too sweeping and over the top” in its condemnation of trustees - because of a “shortage of time” spent working on it, a committee member said last week.

Age UK

Age UK has opened a consultation on plans to axe 100 staff from its lifeline training centres, with reports today claiming that government funding for the centres was pulled after a report by Ofsted deemed the centres “inadequate”.

James Johnsen

James Johnsen shares his experiences to help all who have to present specialist information to non-expert trustees.

Love me, love me not: Can relationship fundraising redeem the sector?

Relationship fundraising has been the darling of theorists for decades, but seemingly left on the shelf when it comes to everyday practice. Could it be the route to redemption now fundraising faces its darkest hour, asks Stephen Cotterill.

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