Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee 2

22 Jul 2014 | Governance | Tania Mason

Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.


Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

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What makes a great fundraising leader? A lot of curiosity, some humility and a great team

This month’s magazine revealed the top 50 most influential fundraisers, but what makes a great leader and how do they exert influence within their organisations and the sector at large? Jenna Pudelek reflects on Fundraising Magazine’s Fundraising First Thing debate on leadership.

Oxfam chief executive takes part in Undercover Boss TV show

Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam, went undercover to find out what it’s like on the frontline, seeing how the charity’s money is raised spent, for the Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss.

Martin Brookes. Image courtesy of Matt Clayton, PHF

Martin Brookes has left his post as director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “by mutual agreement” after 13 months in the job.

Joe Irvin leaves Navca

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action’s chief executive Joe Irvin is stepping down from the role, to be temporarily replaced by deputy chief executive Neil Cleeveley.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

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Society Diary: Is charity calendar banned from Facebook really pornographic?

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Trustees 'duped' by gift aid fraudster

A charity chief executive who fraudulently claimed £885,00 in gift aid and spent it on buying and renovating a house was able to do so because trustees regularly signed blank cheques, the Charity Commission’s regulatory case report reveals.

Charity law consolidation continues with Charles Russell Speechlys merger

Law firms Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell are to merge. Charles Russell Speechlys will open for business on 1 November.

Film of the week: Hot cars kill dogs, by Dogs Trust

The Dogs Trust is reminding people of the dangers of leaving dogs in parked cars during hot weather with a time-lapse video to show what can happen.

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