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Latest voluntary sector news covering charity finance, fundraising, governance & trustees, management, communications & campaigning, charity law & regulation and social enterprise.

 
 

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Aid workers in areas of conflict must be vigilant about the risks

Analysis: The risks of charity work in dangerous zones abroad

Recent high-profile kidnapping incidents have highlighted the hazards faced in many countries. Sam Burne James reports

 
 
Voluntary Sector income from government

New data from the 'shrinking sector'

The UK Civil Society Almanac, published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, shows how life became harder for charities in 2011/12. Andy Hillier reports

 
 

Gagging clauses in public service contracts

Contracts that prevent charities from speaking out do not align with government calls for transparency, according to some in the sector. Andy Hillier investigates and Stephen Cook hears why one subcontractor decided to ignore the gag

 
 
 

Columnists & Comment

Wally Harbert says more government money should be directed at smaller, local organisations

Wally Harbert: An open letter to Nick Hurd

While big charities get bigger with government money, the big society is languishing. Distributing funds directly to small, local projects is the answer, writes our columnist

 
 
Ally Paget says the link between charity retail and primary activity is essential in an atmosphere of growing hostility

Charities must keep a tight relationship with their shops

Richard Litchfield got it wrong - instead of loosening ties, charities should keep retail close to their heart, writes Ally Paget

 
 

By Gove - Nandy is dandy and there's pride in McBride

- It was Tuesday afternoon in New Palace Yard, under the shadow of Big Ben, and the education secretary, Michael Gove, was in a hurry for his next appointment. As he strode towards his limo, he spotted Labour's shadow charities minister, Lisa Nandy, ...

 
 

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