13 Nov 2014
Charities must demonstrate their effectiveness better to the public or face losing trust, David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marie Stopes International grew its income by 22 per cent to £211.9m in 2013, according to its latest annual report.
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.
Social finance is “absolutely the wrong thing” for the voluntary sector, Children England chief executive, Kathy Evans said yesterday.