Michelle Mitchell: 'I'm not one for the status quo'

Michelle Mitchell: 'I'm not one for the status quo'

The chief executive of the MS Society chose charities rather than politics as a means of effecting change and is now working on a new strategy for her charity. Tim Smedley hears her story to date

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Gill Taylor: Living as a 'precariat' with lower wages and less trust

Gill Taylor: Living as a 'precariat' with lower wages and less trust

At a challenging time for the third sector workforce, effective staff management is more important than ever, writes our columnist

Celia Richardson rounds up the biggest social enterprise news, including a smart social move by the Church of England

Celia Richardson rounds up the biggest social enterprise news, including a smart social move by the Church of England

Plus: A social enterprise champion in Westminster and a supply chain challenge

Safeguarding disclosures trump settlements with departing staff

Safeguarding disclosures trump settlements with departing staff

Employment solicitor Laurence O'Neill reviews a recent High Court case which has lessons for charities working with vulnerable groups

Vicky Browning on the value of strong communications

Vicky Browning on the value of strong communications

The director of CharityComms praises charity chiefs who get it right

Kate Rogers: If we focus on volatility, we don't see the wood for trees

Kate Rogers: If we focus on volatility, we don't see the wood for trees

Charities invest for the long term - so the value of their assets on a daily, monthly, quarterly or even annual basis should not be a primary concern, writes our columnist

Rodney Schwartz: A funny thing happened at the conference in Monaco

Rodney Schwartz: A funny thing happened at the conference in Monaco

An announcement from the Swedish government on pension funds and carbon footprints came as a surprise, writes our columnist