13 Nov 2014
Voluntary organisations across Europe are coming under pressure from governments not to campaign on issues, warns Heidi Sandberg. This article is part of a series on the future of the
voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the
publication of a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.
UK universities are bucking the trend on charitable donations receiving more philanthropic donations than last year, but how are they doing it and how long will the generosity last? Joanna Motion spares a few thoughts.
When acts of abuse occur under your organisation's care, the trustees may be held liable. Lindsay Driscoll advises where the charity stands and what action should be taken.
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.
In the first in a series of blogs from the front line we hear from Andrew Chaggar on how his personal experience of tragedy turned him from electronic engineer to relief worker, founding European Disaster Volunteers, and the difference that aid is making in Haiti.
The failure to demonstrate what they do with donors' money means charities will have to face endless public and media questioning about how much they spend to get the donors, says Allan Freeman.
Legacy fundraising is as much about inspiration as any other fundraising mechanism, says Daniel Fletcher.