The Big Society Network saga needs further digging

The Big Society Network saga needs further digging 2

25 Jul 2014 | Finance | Richard Caulfield

Richard Caulfield was suspicious about the independence of Big Society Network way back in 2010.


The Big Society Network saga needs further digging

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Post-election: Boards and charities must adapt

Only time can tell if the voting public has got it right in this year's election but Baroness Pitkeathley says whatever the outcome, change is abound within the sector.

Making the most of the willing

In Richmond upon Thames the population is keen to volunteer, so keen in fact that there aren't enough volunteering positions to fill the demand. Gillian Norton believes this situation isn't rare, and thinks there's more we can do to make the most of the willing.

How London 2012 will revolutionise volunteering

With the World Cup and Wimbledon in full flow sport is at the top of the agenda in British hearts and minds. Justin Davis Smith looks ahead to what will be the UK's most important sporting event in decades to discuss how the London 2012 Olympics will drive volunteering into a new era.

Chugging - not really fundraising?

Celina Ribeiro wonders why it is that neither of the major fundraising conventions this year has devoted more than one session to face-to-face fundraising.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Have you got  'the CEO look'?

A recruitment consultant told delegates at Acevo's Future Leaders Summit they had to 'look' like a chief executive to get the top job. Rowena Lewis questions why

Haiti response 'mystery shopping' findings released

The response of charities to expressions of support and donations to Haiti appeals was far from equal. Jonathon Grapsas begins a mystery shopping exercise.

Lloyds TSB campaigners need to change tack

Gareth Jones argues that the campaign on behalf of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is focusing on the wrong issue, and that the Foundation must compromise if it is to prevent Scottish charities' funding shortfall.

Battle for the ethical pound begins - a fight between old charities and social business?

It’s a well-worn warning, but social investment and ethical consumerism are entering a new era of strength in which charities will have to start compete for the ethical pound, rather than the charitable pound. Celina Ribeiro says the battle lines aren’t clear, but traditional charities need to pay attention.

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