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.
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The minister for civil society was criticised yesterday for telling charities to measure their impact when the government had failed to take into account the impact of cuts to legal aid funding.
The volunteering sector needs a more powerful representative body, volunteer managers have said in response to a survey by nfpSynergy.
BeatBullying was forced into administration after bids to secure £1.2m from the Department of Health and £1.1m from the European Commission failed, trustees revealed in a document handed to creditors today.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
Neil Cleeveley has been appointed as chief executive at the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action on a permanent basis.
Unicef is calling on people to record their own version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to be used in multi-lingual version of the song, and Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman and Priyanka Chopra are among those that have appeared in a video to inspire people to take part.
Tesse Akpeki has some top tips for trustees on how not to become dependent on one member of staff.
The government is in talks with Scottish Parliament to launch a National Citizen Service pilot in Scotland, the minister for civil society has revealed.