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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

22 Dec 2014 | IT

In the lead-up to the Christmas break Civil Society News brought readers different festive feature, looking back over the major events of 2014 and celebrating some of the seasonal fundraising efforts from the sector. In case you missed any here they are.

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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

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Government social impact bonds trial set to exceed target

The social impact bond pilots by the Ministry of Justice look set to be oversubscribed with investors, according to Social Finance who is leading the £4.9m scheme.

Biting the hand that feeds: Donor care doesn't end at the fundraiser

It is not only fundraisers that have to be aware of charity reputation and donor care as a call to Radio 4 showed, says Andrew Scadding.

Hurd tells charities to expect more private sector investment and ten-year contracts

Nick Hurd has told charities involved in public service delivery to expect longer contracts of up to ten years, payment-by-result models funded by the private sector, the end of full cost recovery and less money available for grants.

Orange requests ideas for mobile volunteering app

Orange is looking to pioneer the concept of mobile volunteering, and is inviting ideas for tasks that could be completed by mobile phone users in small chunks while out and about.

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!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Joining in online: Social media for events

Rob Dyson explains how Twitter has broadened the reach of conferences and events.

 Oxfam condemns sluggish Pakistan donation response as DEC hits £9.5m

Oxfam has slammed the sluggish response of international governments to the Pakistan crisis, reporting that the amount pledged amounts to just $3.20 per affected person.

Rethink forces press complaints investigation into the Daily Mail

Rethink’s challenge to the Press Complaints Commission about the Daily Mail's coverage on mental health has been resolved after the newspaper published a letter from the charity's chief executive.

Volunteering England won't bid for National Citizen Service

Justin Davis Smith has confirmed that Volunteering England will not bid to deliver the pilots for the coalition government’s National Citizen Service scheme taking place from June to September next year.

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