13 Mar 2014
A group of 26 hospices across the North West have bought £32,000 of prime time advertising space to launch a campaign raising awareness of the need for communities to support their local hospices.
Charities could have a five-year period to adequately meet new public benefit requirements without penalty from the Charity Commission, according to its chair Dame Suzi Leather.
GuideStar Data Services has launched a ‘charity-friendly’ credit-scoring and financial health check tool. The Third Sector Scorecard is already being used by capacity-building intermediaries as an ‘early warning system’ to identify sector organisations that are getting into financial difficulties and helping them to target their interventions most effectively.
Some £6.6m of government funding earmarked to be distributed by the Futurebuilders Fund had to be returned to the Treasury at the end of March because Futurebuilders was unable to spend it in time.
Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.
War on Want has asked the Charity Commission whether it has a policy for dealing with vexatious complaints in the wake of ongoing criticism of the charity's work from a member of the Zionist Federation.
Colin Nee, chief executive of Charities Evaluation Services, is leaving the organisation to become executive director of the Ireland Fund for Great Britain. Nee (pictured) has been at CES for eight years, and it was under his leadership that the organisation won the Effectiveness Award at the 2008 Charity Awards, for its PQASSO quality standard.
During a lull between questions at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting last week, Simon Albury from the Royal Television Society asked the question we’d all been dying to know the answer to but were too afraid to ask. “Two years ago,” he began, “I had an interesting conversation with the Commission about whether blogging could be educational.
25 Mar 2014