12 Feb 2015
It's the last Civil Society News bulletin before Christmas, and we know and you know that you're just sitting at your desk waiting for the holidays. So we thought we'd see how much you know about the sector you work in. Take our festive quiz and find out how much of a charity nerd you really are.
The long aversion to paying fundraisers on commission has become not only outdated, but threatens to stifle entrepreneurialism in the sector. Joe Saxton says charities deserve better.
Research which claimed payroll giving has fallen is 'deceptive', says Peter O'Hara. The truth is it's increased by £2m.
I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.
Niki May Young believes the need for international aid is greater than the need for localism.
Establishing the demand for capital and attracting investors are key to the development of the Big Society Bank, says Joe Ludlow.