18 Sep 2014
From status updates to friend recommendations, social networking was not long ago all too new and foreign for Quarriers. Marc Bowker details the charity’s social networking growing pains, and how it grew its Facebook fan base.
The Charity 100 Index number two is set for a new top seed with the announcement that former chief executive of plant technology firm Syngenta, Michael Pragnell, is to succeed David Newbigging as chairman of Cancer Research UK.
The Resource Alliance, organiser of the International Fundraising Congress held in Holland each autumn, has announced the sudden resignation of new CEO Hans Wolters for personal reasons.
Frances McCandless, former director of policy at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, has been confirmed as the first permanent chief executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
The organiser of a fundraising event that went wrong has decided to withhold the money raised to pay for possible legal fees, and has the backing of the beneficiary charity.
Volunteering England and Jobcentre Plus have joined forces to encourage jobseekers to volunteer. The agreement builds on the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Volunteering, which proposed that more be done to reduce the barriers which some unemployed people face when volunteering.
A further 20 local authorities and their civil society partners are to develop plans for community asset transfer after being chosen for support through the Advancing Assets for Communities programme.