26 Nov 2014
RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector 1
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.
Junior children’s minister Tim Loughton has reportedly said that ministers have little idea what David Cameron’s Big Society idea actually means.
The Ministry of Justice has released its business plan for 2011–2015 introducing measures for greater participation of the voluntary and private sectors that will create a “revolution in rehabilitation”, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has said.
Around two-thirds of charities plan to use technology to collaborate more nationally and internationally, according to new research by Lasa.
Family foundations have significantly increased their giving to £1.4bn, showing resilience in a year when their actual wealth substantially declined in real terms, according to research released today.
Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!
It’s no laughing matter but Victoria Wood will be making women chuckle in a comedy performance to raise awareness about heart disease in women for the British Heart Foundation.
Cards Galore has been awarded the 'Scrooge Award' for charity Christmas cards this year, as Dame Hillary Blume criticises charities for failing to work together to increase revenue received from the mechanism.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has "clarified" a comment made by children’s minister Tim Loughton last week that most of the funds from the Big Society Bank would be allocated to youth projects.
The government has given the Charity Commission a “very clear steer” that it should change its investment guidance to give charities more leeway to invest in products that offer social as well as financial returns, minister for civil society Nick Hurd said today.