Peter Lewis: The next government is a vital partner for charities

“The next government is a vital partner for the charity sector. We can achieve much more working together effectively.

"If the next government engages positively with charities of all shapes and sizes, there is no end to what we might be able to achieve together”

Srabani Sen: To ignite change on diversity, charities must influence the influencers

"To ignite change on diversity and inclusion, organisations must win the backing of those with the power to make things happen – the influencers. Here are six actions you can take to influence those with the power to create lasting change."

General election 2019: What's in store for charities?

With a general election looming on 12 December, political parties have used the opportunity to make fresh pledges to the general public. But what are they offering for the charity sector?

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CLIC Sargent impact report: What's the secret recipe?

The 2018 CLIC Sargent impact report received sector-wide praise for its transparency and left donors highly anticipating the 2019 ‘difficult second album’. But what’s the secret recipe to success?

ACEVO appoints new trustees

ACEVO, the charity leaders' membership body, has appointed three new trustees.

Srabani Sen: Conversations about diversity might cause discomfort, but we must have them

"However frustrating and uncomfortable these conversations make us, we must have them. Isn’t the prize we seek worth discomfort? And maybe, if we can truly engage, there won’t be a ‘them’ and ‘us’ anymore."

Repeated failures and financial mismanagement at charity

The Charity Commission has reported its inquiry findings into London-based Christian charity, Kingdom Life Minisitries, where former trustees have been disqualified.

How should trustees handle a comms crisis?

Preparation might be the best form of defence, but no matter how prepared your charity might be, nothing can shield you from a comms crisis. In the case of an unexpected event, here’s how to respond.

Revealed: the top charity CEOs on social media 2019

The top charity leaders on social media have been announced, with Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, stealing the top spot.

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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?

A question of data

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Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

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Turning things around

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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.

Time to talk

There is still a stigma around mental health, preventing many senior charity leaders from acknowledging it within the workplace. But it's time to start opening the conversation.

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?

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