John Tate

John Tate

Accountant and entrepreneur

John Tate is a qualified accountant and entrepreneur. He is a columnist for Charity Finance, a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness and Trustee of Eduserv. He also non executive chair of Civil Society Media.

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Fake Charities? Bogg's Blub? Intelligent Giving?

 Here are a few sample websites that claim/attempt to reveal much about the inner workings of the sector....

Transparency and the web

John Tate says the web is a real danger to charities’ reputations.

Time to Twitter?

Technology is meant to improve efficiency, says John Tate. I gave a couple of talks last month to finance directors in the commercial sector on the future of IT. In my sessions I asked two questions. Firstly, how many of you work for organisations where the senior management con-sistently replies to staff emails? Of the 100 or so delegates only 2 or 3 put their hands up.

Cold comforts

How can IT help in a recession, wonders John Tate.

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Charities must not let the backlash against the Samaritans Radar app put them off new technologies

4 Nov 2014

Kirsty Weakley thinks the backlash to the Samaritans’ web application is unfair and worries it might...

Fiery rocket or damp squib?

4 Nov 2014

As bonfire night approaches, John Tate is cautious about the pace of the new developments setting the...

Learning from history

3 Oct 2014

With the emergence of the cloud, the number of accounting software options is growing fast – just as...

Defending the right

7 Nov 2014

Ian Allsop calls for a charity to be set up to campaign on behalf of oppressed right-wing politicians.

Fiery rocket or damp squib?

4 Nov 2014

As bonfire night approaches, John Tate is cautious about the pace of the new developments setting the...

The social investment arguments are not black and white

3 Nov 2014

Social finance is not wrong for the voluntary sector - but we must learn lessons from history, says Ashley...