Nick Davies, NCVO public services manager

DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

18 Dec 2014 | Governance | David Ainsworth

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.


DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

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Guardian and Observer 2010 charity appeal to focus on demonstrating impact

The Guardian and Observer newspapers are teaming up with New Philanthropy Capital for their 2010 Christmas charity appeal, which for the first time will require each charity applicant to clearly communicate the impact their charity makes.

Model terms of reference - an investment committee

Biman Mittra outlines the model terms of reference to keep your committee on track as a major influence in determining the success of your charity’s investment strategy.

Model code of conduct for charity trustees

Trustees perform a vital role in a charity, holding a great deal of responsibility. This model code of conduct, prepared by Charity Trustee Networks, will ensure both the charity and the trustee are aware of the trustee responsibilies.

A checklist for company secretaries

Suresh Lalvani has prepared this checklist for company secretaries to keep track of their core duties and perform their role effectively.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

More than 100 super-rich Chinese pledge to give away wealth

They had been criticised for showing a lack of warmth to the coming visit of evangelical philanthropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, but China’s rich have begun to pledge to give away their wealth to charity en masse.

Show impact or face endless questions about costs

The failure to demonstrate what they do with donors' money means charities will have to face endless public and media questioning about how much they spend to get the donors, says Allan Freeman.

Processing gift aid more expensive than thought

The cost of processing gift aid claims to HMRC has risen by more than half over the course of this year, it was revealed during parliamentary questions yesterday.

Ian MacQuillin

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s head of communications, Ian MacQuillin, has slammed the sector for seven years of failure to defend face-to-face.

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