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12 Feb 2016 | Governance

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Tom Brake MP

Two charities for vulnerable people with a combined annual income of £16m have warned they face closure as a result of changes to social housing benefits announced in last year’s Autumn Statement.

 Top charities meet to discuss how to improve reputation of the charity sector

Representatives from 50 of the UK’s largest charities met yesterday to discuss how to improve the public reputation of the charity sector, following a series of critical articles in the media.

It is nonsense to say that charities are under attack, fundraisers hear

It is “nonsense” to respond to criticism about charities by saying the sector is under attack, an audience of fundraisers heard yesterday.

Commission revised fundraising guidance too fast, says NCVO

The Charity Commission revised its guidance on fundraising too fast, and does not properly explain its own role in the new regulatory structure, NCVO said in a consultation response submitted yesterday.

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

Top tweets from Fundraising Live 2016

Civil Society Media's annual fundraising conference, Fundraising Live, took place yesterday. The discussions continued on social media throughout the day.

Andy Pitt

When did you last review your investment mandate? Are you taking unappreciated risks in following an income-only approach? Have you considered a total return approach? Andy Pitt assesses what to consider when answering these questions.

It's time we reclaimed the C-word

Vicky Browning makes the case for taking back ownership of the word 'charity' and suggests some steps that the sector can take.

Telegraph publishes clarification to its news story about the True and Fair Foundation report

The Daily Telegraph has printed a clarification to its report accusing charities of spending too little on “good works”, and has made a number of changes to the online version of the story.

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