David McCollough, chief executive, RVS

Demonstrate effectiveness or risk losing public trust, charities told

24 Oct 2014 | Governance | Kirsty Weakley

Charities must demonstrate their effectiveness better to the public or face losing trust, David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said yesterday.


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Charity Commission backs down over campaigning spend in annual return

The Charity Commission has said it will not ask charities for their campaigning spend in their annual returns for 2015, but sector infrastructure bodies have criticised a suggestion it may ask for this information in future years.

Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence

Richard Bridge examines the relationships between local authorities and community groups. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

SCVO criticises government ministers for ‘orchestrated attempt to undermine charity campaigning’

Martin Sime, the chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, has accused government ministers of launching attacks against charity campaigning which could impact the sector's ability to fundraise.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has reversed a decision to reject an application to register a consumer helpline for timeshare owners as a charity.

It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Marie Stopes International's income rises 22 per cent to £211.9m

Marie Stopes International grew its income by 22 per cent to £211.9m in 2013, according to its latest annual report.

 Small charities are my priority, says new civil society minister Rob Wilson

The new minister for civil society Rob Wilson outlined his four priorities for the voluntary sector, including ensuring the government supports small charities as much as large ones, in a speech yesterday.

Kathy Evans

Social finance is “absolutely the wrong thing” for the voluntary sector, Children England chief executive, Kathy Evans said yesterday.

NCVO income up 7 per cent to £9.59m

NCVO increased its income by 7 per cent to £9.59m in the year to March 2014, according to its annual report and accounts, published today.

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