29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
The Charity Commission is looking into allegations made in a report on the British National Party website that grants made by the Philip Green Memorial Trust to various other charities did not meet the Trust's charitable purposes.
The public appointments body which is recruiting members of the new Charity Tribunal has been accused of ageism after rejecting applications from former chief charity commissioner Richard Fries and Cards for Good Causes founder Judith Rich, because they are too old.
A social enterprise unit is to be created within the department for communities and local government to encourage cooperation between local authorities and social enterprises.
Voluntary groups providing back-to-work services for the government can now expect contracts of five years and in some cases seven, as part of a new commissioning strategy published last week by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
These enormous sums, apparent lack of process or control, the impression of pals lining each others' pockets, and dissemblance (at best) combine to look more than scandalous.
A long-term study into giving behaviour in the US provides vital information that could be useful for UK fundraisers, says Adrian Sargeant.
Raffles are a massive income opportunity that many charities are not exploiting. Brightsource's Neil Henderson explains what small and medium-sized charities should focus on when they draw up a raffle strategy.
Andy Pang, marketing and research manager at Clear Channel Outdoor UK, offers advice for charities on how to maximise their use of outdoor advertising.