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Opinion: other small charities should consider a merger like ours

"For small charities like ours, the concept of a merger might seem a bit daunting, especially if it’s with a much larger organisation.

"[But] the social care sector is a changing landscape. The charities that come together, will not only be stronger as a result but will increase the reach of their incredible impact – that’s what I’m excited about."

Charity Commission issues fresh warning on risks of insider fraud

The Charity Commission has issued a fresh warning, urging charities to put preventative measures in place to avoid falling victim to insider fraud.

The regulator’s warning comes after the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) released a national alert highlighting the insider threat from fraudsters and cyber criminals.

Digital nurses and Facebook Q&As: a look at Macmillan’s tech transformation

"In today’s world, technology continually changes the ways in which we do things, and it is important that Macmillan embraces this innovation to achieve its aim of reaching and improving the lives of people affected by cancer.

"Our reputation is built on trust, and it is important we do everything we can to build and retain that confidence, whilst also embracing innovations and new technology to improve our services wherever possible."

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Charitable giving growing among insurance brokers

New research reveals a growing acknowledgement amongst insurance brokers of the importance of contributing positively to society, with charitable giving the most popular way of achieving this goal.

Government launches new civil society strategy

The government has launched its new civil society strategy, announcing a number of changes to "strengthen the organisations, which hold our society together”.

Sector reaction: The civil society strategy “could have gone further”

The new civil society strategy is an encouraging start, but it “could have gone further” in clearly setting the government’s role in a number of charitable areas and releasing dormant assets, the sector has claimed.

The Civil Society Strategy: key facts you need to know

The government has launched its new civil society strategy, announcing a number of changes to the sector, but as always, the devil is in the detail. Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know.

Charging charities won’t solve regulator’s “budget headache”, says DSC

A decision to force charities to pay for the Charity Commission’s services to help plug its current budget gap is “short-sighted” and “counter-productive”, the Directory of Social Change has argued.

UK-based health charities announce merger to 'expand reach'

Reminiscence arts charity Age Exchange has merged with health and social care charity, Community Integrated Care.

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Trust issues

The government is longing for a ‘shared vital mission’ with the third sector. But is the lack of trust and tightening of regulation causing a more obvious divide?

Leading in difficult times

The 2018 Charity Times Annual Conference set out to provide delegates with insights into how key decision makers can work to lead their charities through difficult times, whilst taking the opportunities that present themselves.

Time to blow the whistle

Insider fraud is on the rise among the charity sector, but encouraging a culture of whistleblowing among charities could be the key to improving sector-wide resilience.

Staying safe from the new cyber menace

The ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attack this May brought cybercrime into the limelight, affecting thousands of organisations. As a result of the attack, the Charity Commission said the third sector had to do more to protect itself. What more can charities do?

Interview: A place of safety

How Refuge is continuing to support more women despite deep funding cuts

A question of data

The incoming General Data Protection Regulation will change how data can be used, but few are prepared

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

A review of the research into the positive benefits of volunteering on those who take part

Turning things around

Dr Beverley Jacobson has driven an impressive recovery at learning disability charity Kisharon

Are you harnessing the power of social media?

Social media can boost brand awareness, act as a tool for fundraising and increase donations, but one size doesn’t fit all.

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