Northern Rock Foundation to close after failure of funding talks

The grant-maker has been unable to secure a deal with Virgin Money, its sole source of funds, according to foundation chair Alastair Balls

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Trustees of Bristol and South Gloucestershire People First, which provided services for people with learning difficulties, closed the charity down on 3 April

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The charity pays £160,000 to the Information Commissioner's Office after the personal details of nearly 10,000 people were stored unnecessarily on its website

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Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, says the new fund will help ensure older people get the support they need



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Lisa Nandy, who used to work in the third sector, has been shadow charities minister for six months. She tells Stephen Cook about Labour's developing policies for charities

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Tempted by banks? Social investors are the better bet

To build a new financial market means supporting investors who take a long-term, values-oriented and client-centred view. Not-for-profits should resist the temptation of attractive rates at high-street banks, writes Rodney Schwartz

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How to turn marathon runners into long-term supporters

Maintaining a tidy donor database and getting the tone right in communications can keep first-time fundraisers interested in a charity, writes Mark Roy

Martin Edwards says we should avoid asserting our religious beliefs at work

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Religion can be a divisive subject among charity staff - but sometimes it's better just to keep the peace and save our energy for providing services to our service users, writes Martin Edwards


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