7 Oct 2014
The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 comes into force today, which limits the amount charities can spend on campaigning in the lead-up to the general election.
Voluntary bodies and the state have become so intertwined that some charity leaders whose organisations receive government grants see themselves as employees of government, an academic told the audience at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Worldwide Ummah Aid after concerns that a trustee stopped by police may have been leaving the country with charitable funds.
Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.
The new chief executive of the Charity Commission has promised her organisation will be more proactive and do more to deter wrongdoing in the sector, and has said she plans to restructure the senior management to help achieve this.
"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.
Earlier this week, at an event organised by the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, some of the sector's leading fundraisers highlighted the campaigns they most admired. Emily Corfe rounds up the best.
Fundraisers are too bound up by red tape which prevents them from innovating, an audience of senior fundraisers heard this week.
Two accountants accused of devising a fraud to claim around £1m in gift aid were found not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week after the prosecution dropped the case against them.
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