Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves

Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves

2 Sep 2014 | Finance | David Ainsworth

Alan Sharpe of the RSPB tells David Ainsworth that understanding people is the key to success as an FD.


Alan Sharpe: Looking after reserves

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Secret Millionaire joins Combat Stress appeal board

Tony Banks, the chairman of Balhousie Care Group who became acquainted with the work of Combat Stress when he appeared on the Secret Millionaire TV show, has joined the board of the charity’s ‘Enemy Within’ appeal which aims to raise £30m.

Have a break - Nestle says corporate philanthropy is bad

As Nestle’s chairman denounces corporate philanthropy, he proposes a trickle down theory for corporate social responsibility. Celina Ribeiro says at least he’s upfront.

Building trusts: Alzheimer's Society's approach to grantmakers

Amid fierce competition for growth, Alzheimer’s Society has managed to secure year-on-year growth of its trust fundraising income for the past seven years.

Stop that bid! Ten questions to ask before applying for a grant

Knowing when not to write a funding bid to a trust or foundation is one of the key principles in trust fundraising. Here Ben Wittenberg shares the ten questions the DSC asks itself before it even considers putting together an application.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

'The people have spoken - the bastards!'

Andrew Scadding mulls over the implications of the hung parliament on the charity sector.

Sector predicts both uncertainty and opportunity in hung parliament

Civil society organisations are facing a worrying period of insecurity as a hung parliament appears nigh on certain, many sector commentators warned today.

The ins and outs of Election 2010

Charities minister Angela Smith lost her seat in yesterday’s election after Labour’s share of the vote in her Basildon constituency fell by nearly 10 per cent, giving Conservative candidate Stephen Metcalfe the victory with 43.9 per cent.

Smooth sailing? How grantmakers are responding to troubled waters

Trusts and foundations have been traversing troubled waters, but so far managed to stay the course with their grantmaking. Celina Ribeiro investigates how grantmakers have reacted to the downturn and how they are preparing to navigate the future.

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