29 Oct 2013
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.
JRR Tolkien might have summoned the Riders of Rohan, or set Gandalf and the hobbits to gather the fellowship once again, but now the charity set up in his name has turned to the courts of law to do battle for its lost millions.
Dorset Scope has defended its financial practices after a former finance manager admitted stealing £150,000 from the charity.
Simon Blake, chief executive of sexual health charity Brook, has been announced as the new chair of Compact Voice.
The government's decision to nationalise the beleaguered Northern Rock bank will include a commitment to guarantee its Foundation a minimum income of £15m a year for the next three years.
Sadly fraud is a fact of life but is always more shocking when the employee works for a charity. It is essential to ensure proper double entry book keeping, if your staff team is too small for proper division of labour, hire a professional by the hour to scrutinise your control accounts.
Tracey Reddings, chief executive of Charities Aid Foundation's Financial Services arm, is to leave in April after ten years, in the wake of a wholesale restructure of the organisation. In a revamp described by CAF chief executive John Low (pictured) as “the biggest shake-up in its 80-year history”, CAF’s six existing divisions are to be replaced by six new ones, each of which will handle services for donors as well as charities.
The Charity Commission has issued a briefing to MPs drawing up the new Housing and Regeneration Bill warning that the proposed law could have a serious impact on the charitable status and independence of charitable housing associations.
The sector should share the methods it uses to measure its impact in an outcomes library to help charities prove their value to funders, according to a study published by the New Economics Foundation.
The ChangeUp hubs were not given enough time to prove their worth before Capacitybuilders started evaluating them, NCVO chief executive Stuart Etherington said this week as his organisation prepared to cut 21 jobs.