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Latest Governance Good Practice

How Amnesty bounced back from annus horribilis

How Amnesty bounced back from annus horribilis

The human rights organisation has engaged more of its members in its decision-making processes

Peter Stanford: Are our checks and balances working properly?

Peter Stanford: Are our checks and balances working properly?

The essential flow of power backwards and forwards is missing from the relationship between the Charity Commission and the sector, writes our columnist

Legal Diary: When will the regulator use its new-found power?

Legal Diary: When will the regulator use its new-found power?

The Charity Commission was granted new powers by the Charities (Protection and Social Enterprise) Act last year

Peter Stanford: My resolution for 2017 - get out more

Peter Stanford: My resolution for 2017 - get out more

Our columnist's head was buzzing after he spent some time at the International Volunteering Day

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Make merger an option in your long-term planning

Make merger an option in your long-term planning

Combining with another organisation is sometimes the best way for a charity to fulfil its aims, so being merger-ready is simply good sense, writes Rebecca Cooney

Peter Stanford: Disqualification rules heavy-handed

Peter Stanford: Disqualification rules heavy-handed

Labelling ex-offenders as categories, not individuals, will not help them escape their past, says our columnist

Legal Diary: Dibble tells peers about referendum guidance

Legal Diary: Dibble tells peers about referendum guidance

The Charity Commission's legal director was quizzed by a House of Lords Select Committee on revisiting the guidance following concerns

Chasing the money

Chasing the money

What do you do when someone who is raising cash for you does not hand it over? Rebecca Cooney reports

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Charity Law

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Legal Diary: Grant-giving guidance expected later this year

Plus: Charity tribunal fees and quotes for William Shawcross

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Legal Diary: The risk of challenging the regulator

Plus: Flouting the hunting ban

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Analysis: When charities start taking the law into their own hands

Charities bringing private prosecutions is nothing new but could cuts to government budgets lead to more of them taking action, asks Rebecca Cooney

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Rob Posgate: Fundraising report has put trustees on the spot

Sir Stuart Etherington's review means trustees should consider reviewing their fundraising strategies straight away, our legal commentator concludes

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Legal Update: Charities bill reaches grand committee stage

Plus: NI decision on housing society; and tribunal rules on timeframes

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