Leadership programme launched

A coalition of the King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have jointly created and funded a new support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills in organisations focused on health and wellbeing.

Not too many, not too diverse

A report from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Directory of Social Change (DSC) has probed areas of mental health support within armed forces charities, finding that in this area at least, the call to reduce the number and diversity of charities providing this support might be misplaced.

Senior executives ‘must formalise’ relationship

A study has attempted to determine the factors in creating a good relationship between the chair and chief executive in a charity, and indeed what might lead to an eventual break up.

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Calls for action on lobbying

A coalition of charities has urged the Government to reform the Lobbying Act after its restrictions appear to have prevented issues from being raised during the 2017 election campaign.

Charities welcome new Minister

But reservations have been expressed about how the demands of civil society and sport will be balanced in the expanded role

BLOG: How to weather the storm in a disruptive external environment

Polly Wallace-Kruger provides tips on how to deal with an uncertain, and potentially disruptive, external environment

Lloyds and The Big Lottery Fund announce funding collaboration

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and The Big Lottery Fund have announced a new funding pilot for small charities working in local communities.

Diversification and income
Quilter Cheviot's head of charities William Reid talks about the role of diversification across charities' investments and income streams.

Weston Charity Awards winners announced

The Garfield Weston Foundation has announced the winners for the Weston Charity Awards and called on small voluntary organisations to develop ways to become more resilient

BLOG: Making CSR the norm

Director of people and culture Debbie Mawer explains how Claims Consortium Group’s relationship with a local charity reaps mutual benefits

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Power to the regions

Devolution has the potential to benefit charities and their service users, but a good outcome for the sector is not guaranteed

Making contact(less)

Contactless payment is the norm for many face-to-face transactions, but not yet for donations. The technology is on the rise, however, with implications for fundraising

Taking cover

The new Insurance Act seeks to create a fairer balance between insurers and policyholders. Charity Times covers the changes

The perfect match

Corporate partnerships can offer a wealth of benefits but how do you make sure you find the right company for your organisation?

Sharing the burden

Outsourcing back office functions can be a cost saving move for charities looking to make funds stretch further, but it is not for everyone

Knowledge is power

Charities could be sitting on a potential treasure trove in the data they hold on supporters and data generated by their operations, but very few have the in-house capability to make the most of it

Raising the bar

Media coverage in 2015 made for uncomfortable reading for fundraisers. What steps has the sector taken to adjust practices and approaches in the wake of such an awful year?

Costly promises

Charities face a range of challenges in meeting their retirement income obligations to employees past and present

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