Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF

Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 


Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

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CAF appoints regional managers

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced the appointment of the first of three regional development managers in an attempt to spread its influence outside of the South East.

Can YouTube, Amazon and iTunes do more to help charities?

Gareth Jones wonders if charities could be working with the web giants to raise money as well as fighting against them.

Charity Finance Function Survey 2010: Cutting one's cloth

Diane Sim presents the findings of Charity Finance’s second annual survey of the finance function.

Tendering success for service deliveries

Michael O’Toole, the new chief executive of the sector’s contract management agency 3SC, tells Vibeka Mair that the looming public spending cuts are a double-edged sword for service-delivery charities.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

Building on Guides and Scouts' VAT success

Girlguiding UK and the Scout Association have been in discussions with HMRC on the VAT charged for their buildings for over two years. Vibeka Mair talks to Simon Evans about the success which could affect all similar membership charities.

IT new business wins: July 2010

Gareth Jones oversees this month's roundup of IT procurement in the sector, which includes Amnesty International and Greenpeace saving money via voltage optimisation, Barnardo's adopting online meetings technology and a managed IT infrastructure for NSPCC.

Ady's Animals - a grim fairy tale

The story of Ady's Animals shows how a badly governed charity could continue for longer than you may think.

Chairman's corner: What are my liabilities?

The Chairman elicits the help of Hannah Armit when a concerned chief executive is tired of trustees burying their heads in the sand, despite impending insolvency...

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