How charities can benefit from attracting extra-sector candidates

"Leadership in the third sector is more crucial than ever and finding talented employees can be a challenge at a time when both employers and candidates are feeling cautious.

"When considering candidates, look out for transferable skills, adaptability and enthusiasm over experience in a particular sector. The benefits of increasing the diversity of experience in your team are undeniable."

Concerns raised over govt plans to overhaul international aid

International aid organisations have warned the government against using global development funding to promote the UK’s commercial and security goals over helping the world’s poorest people.

Bond, the network organisation of more than 450 international development NGOs, and international development campaign group Global Justice Now, have issued the warning after secretary of state for international development Penny Mordaunt set out her vision for overhauling international development aid.

MPs reveal the secrets of a successful charity lobbying campaign

MPs are warning charities against hiring public affairs agencies for their lobbying activity and are instead recommending building a close relationship with around a dozen of their ranks.

The advice comes in a nfpSynergy survey of MPs, who were asked to imagine they worked for a charity and how best to spend a few thousand pounds on lobbying activity.

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Save the Children’s handling of harassment complaints to be investigated

Save the Children’s handling of allegations of misconduct and harassment against its staff is to be investigated by the Charity Commission.

Royal couple name charities to benefit from wedding donations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have urged well-wishers to make a charity donation instead of sending them presents ahead of their wedding.

Charity shops face fees and rate relief ‘postcode lottery’

Councils are leaving charity shops facing a ‘postcode lottery’ regarding business rate relief and waste disposal charges, research suggests.

Charity drops ‘hospice’ from name as it is frightening potential beneficiaries

A care charity has removed the word “hospice” from its name because it is deterring people from using its services.

Investment Risks Update
Matt Ritchie talks to Kier Boley of GAM about the latest risks in investment and what charities should be doing to avoid them.

Charity Bank reveals record growth

Charity Bank has announced record growth during the first quarter of 2018.

Charities awarded £680k to help attract investment and contracts

Grants worth £684,000 have been handed out to 15 charities and social enterprises to help them attract further funding by improving how they manage and evidence the social impact of their work.

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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.

A question of data

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

Turning things around

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

Interview: A place of safety

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

Under the microscope

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, as the body overseeing fundraising marks a year in operation. Charity Times looks at how the various bodies are interacting with the sector

The importance of staying in touch

Future First CEO Matt Lent is new into post, but already has some big plans for the charity. He tells David Adams why alumni are so important to the education of others, and why partnerships will form a big part of the organisation’s future strategy.

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

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

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?

Focus: Alternatives and property

Real assets can provide a sustainable and growing income

Getting real

Alternatives are becoming more mainstream as investors increasingly seek the stable, long-term returns of real assets like infrastructure and commercial property

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