7 Jul 2015
This week Save the Children has brought Nepal's struggle back to everyone's attention using #KentEarthquake, while Friends of the Earth shows off its Bee Cause and Clic Sargent hosts Wig Wednesday.
Amidst growing public concern about widening pay gaps, Alasdair Rutherford asks whether we should be worrying about voluntary sector pay.
Charities face frustrating legal barriers to housing provision following a disaster, being forced to go with the political flow, says Andrew Chaggar. But tensions are high in Haiti, he warns, and time is running out for the 634,000 people still in survivor camps.
After spending an hour with Nick Hurd, Robert Ashton is certain the Big Society will take root, though not before the next election.
As chair of the board of trustees of international child rights charity, EveryChild, Nadine Nore often wonders about the following: should the principle of child participation extend to the board itself and to what extent should and can the board reflect the constituency which the organisation seeks to serve?
Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.
Peter Lyne's excitement at the Big Society agenda has turned to dismay as contracts drip through for the big fish, and leave the minnows drowning without funding.
Robert Ashton envisages a future where a network of comfortable assisted-suicide centres are run as social enterprises.
As sector transparency grows, increased awareness of the salaries of charity employees has sparked debate and outrage amongst members of the public. But is this the beginning or the end of the 'Charitocrat', wonders Niki May Young.
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