Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb
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Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb

22 Jul 2016 | Governance

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

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Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb

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Can civil society claim 29 February?

Jonathan Last asks whether the National Trust's innovative use of this year's leap day could set a trend. 

Bus stops that read your face? Plan UK takes a risk

Plan UK is trailblazing facial recognition in a new bus stop advert for its 'Because I’m a Girl' campaign. Celina Ribeiro applauds a charity on the bleeding edge.

Step away from forced work experience scheme, charities

Accepting involuntary labour is the last thing that charities should be doing, says Celina Ribeiro. The government’s work experience scheme is a threat to public trust and confidence.

The sector needs to better support its women, says Rowena Lewis

As the sector dedicated to social justice, why are charities not making better progress at smashing the glass ceiling? Rowena Lewis says leadership is needed.

I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.

» The Times story today is scraping the bottom of the barrel, but we still can’t ignore it

Consumer power: the future of social enterprises

Peter Holbrook explains why he wants to more actively engage consumers with social enterprise.

Charity assets: Wedgwood case is just the tip of the iceberg

Charities could be responsible for 'orphan' pensions liabilities, born from unconnected organisations. David Davison offers his advice to prevent an outcome as seen in the Wedgwood case.

Return from Haiti: a new focus on governance

Back from serving in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Andrew Chaggar's mind is focused on developing European Disaster Volunteers from an organisation of solid response volunteers, to one which is also capable of managing its substantial growth.

(c) Howard Sayer

A London councillor recently declared his intention to rid London's streets of "annoying" face-to-face fundraisers. Chester Mojay-Sinclare explores why the councillor's actions may not be unfounded.

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