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Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

30 Sep 2016 | Governance

Alice Sharman and Kirsty Weakley went to Liverpool earlier this week for the Labour Party Conference. Here’s a summary of what happened.


Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

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 Javed Khan: We need to grow by £100m

The chief executive of Barnardo's outlines a bold agenda to change the nation's largest children's charity.

Mark Goldring

Oxfam was culpable in fundraising scandals of last summer because it failed to supervise its contractors, according to its chief executive Mark Goldring.

 ‘Charities do not have the technology to comply with the Fundraising Preference Service’

Only a handful of large charities have the technological tools to comply with the Fundraising Preference Service, according to a consultation response from CRM software provider Blackbaud.

Does anyone in Labour have any policies for the charity sector?

Did we learn much about Labour’s policy on the voluntary sector at its annual conference? Probably not, says Kirsty Weakley, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t learn anything.

I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.

» The Times story today is scraping the bottom of the barrel, but we still can’t ignore it

Sport Relief 2016 raises record £72.5m

Comic Relief has announced that its biennial fundraising event, Sport Relief, raised a record £72.5m, on the day that its chief executive Kevin Cahill departs the charity.

 Society Diary: By the end of the party conference, that glass of wine seemed very, very far away

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

 Free online guide to more than 180,000 historical grants

An online tool to let charities search more than 180,000 grants awarded over the past dozen years has been developed by a transparency charity, with the backing of large UK’s foundations.

'Stop accusing volunteers of replacing paid staff; those jobs are never coming back'

People should stop moaning about volunteers replacing paid staff because those jobs are never coming back, the chief executive of Volunteering Matters said earlier this week.

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