7 Oct 2014
A partnership between Diabetes UK and Tesco has contributed to an upturn of almost 40 per cent in the charity’s finances, according to its latest accounts.
While most sector organisations are celebrating the death of the phrase ‘third sector’, local CVS umbrella body Navca has gone a step further and decided to throw out another piece of jargon that has haunted us all in recent years.
Andrew Hind has revealed that the Charity Commission will cut staff numbers by more than 60 this year as it responds to reduced funding in the 2010/11 financial year, the last of the current government spending review period.
Sam Younger CBE, former director general of the British Red Cross, is to be the new chief executive of the Charity Commission, succeeding Andrew Hind who has held the role for the past six years.
CTC, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation, has failed in its attempt to become a single unified charity after members refused to vote through necessary changes to its memorandum and articles.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Navca has opened talks with NCVO, ACRE, Urban Forum and Volunteering England regarding potential collaborations and even possibly a full merger.
The government reconfigured the Office of the Third Sector to the Office for Civil Society to reflect “the important job of building the Big Society”, civil society minister Nick Hurd said last night in his first public speech in his new job.
The new government appears to have snubbed the usual suspects in its inaugural roundtable event to discuss plans for its Big Society at Number 10 Downing Street yesterday, with nobody from NCVO, Acevo, Navca or the Institute of Fundraising invited to attend.
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