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Society Diary: The best loo joke, the typical charity fan, and the Guide Dogs fundraiser sacked for sight problems

21 Nov 2014 | Governance

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Society Diary: The best loo joke, the typical charity fan, and the Guide Dogs fundraiser sacked for sight problems

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The domino effect

The haste of the quango cuts has David Davison worried about the impact on organisations big and small as he warns that  pension schemes could provide the final straw to break your organisation's back.

Big Brother or Big Society?

Gordon Hunter wonders, whatever happened to charity now that it has been engulfed by the state?

Freeing up provision of social care

Doug Forbes ponders the future of adult social care delivery in a GP commissioning environment and suggests emulating the Royal Air Force model.

Rowena Lewis

Regular blogger Rowena Lewis gives her thoughts on a new network for women working in the charity sector.

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.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Pensions, quangos, and Vietnamese rat farming -  the law of unintended consequences

The quango cull could hold unintended financial consequences for the sector, and the saga's only just begun, warns David Davison.

Sam Younger

Gordon Hunter thinks the Charity Commission's new focus could be to redefine what a charity is in the wake of the quango cull.

Greenwich Time magazine

New rules preventing excessive publications by councils could have serious knock-on effects for charities. Charity PR specialist Ingrid Marson discusses the implications.

Pitching in

The spending review confirmed the government's intention to engage with the sector via its Big Society agenda, but how do we get the rest of society to follow suit, asks Niki May Young.

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