Sophie Hudson

Sophie is a former Third Sector reporter and is now a freelancer.

Amy Childs backs the British Heart Foundation's Great British Bag-athon

Amy Childs backs the British Heart Foundation's Great British Bag-athon

Plus Daisy Lowe, Jodie Kidd, Lorraine Kelly, Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster-Stewart, Andre Villas-Boas, Chris Evans, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Eliza Doolittle, Noel Thatcher

Caroline Stevens joins Kids as chief executive

Caroline Stevens joins Kids as chief executive

Plus Mary Atkins, Mark Atkinson, Jenny Edwards and David White

FRSB halves membership fees for Small Charities Coalition members

FRSB halves membership fees for Small Charities Coalition members

The fundraising regulator says the discount is intended to ensure that self-regulation is accessible to all parts of the sector

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator considers publishing some charity accounts

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator considers publishing some charity accounts

The regulator says in its email bulletin it will consult the sector when it has identified its preferred option

Analysis: Social impact bonds take small steps in early years

Analysis: Social impact bonds take small steps in early years

Fledgling projects such as Teens and Toddlers might be a template for funding of work by smaller charities

Scotland charity chiefs' average salary fell by more than £5,500 over the past year, study finds

Scotland charity chiefs' average salary fell by more than £5,500 over the past year, study finds

Paul White, director of networks at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, says charities need to offer salaries that are sufficient to attract and retain capable leaders

Community Organisers scheme needs to recruit 3,464 people in two years to reach targets, figures show

Community Organisers scheme needs to recruit 3,464 people in two years to reach targets, figures show

Locality, which manages the scheme, confirms it has recruited 1,536 organisers and volunteers but says it is optimistic of meeting the target of 5,000

Terrence Higgins Trust to sell London property

Terrence Higgins Trust to sell London property

Proceeds from the sale of Lighthouse West London, which is run as a day centre, will help fund other areas of the charity's work

Cabinet Office to provide £500,000 of match funding to Localgiving.com

Cabinet Office to provide £500,000 of match funding to Localgiving.com

A further £250,000 will be allocated to the Big Give Christmas Challenge, with another £250,000 yet to be allocated

Income of Emerge Poverty Free falls by nearly a third

Income of Emerge Poverty Free falls by nearly a third

The charity reduced its workforce from nine to six but still had a net loss of £272,000 in 2012/13, according to its latest accounts

Money has become an end in itself for too many charities, says new paper

Money has become an end in itself for too many charities, says new paper

The paper, written by Tony Chapman (pictured) and Fred Robinson, says charity leaders must remember that financial growth does not equate to success

Young people with 'cultural capital' more likely to volunteer, paper says

Young people with 'cultural capital' more likely to volunteer, paper says

According to new analysis by Matthew Bennett of the Third Sector Research Centre, young people who, say, go to the theatre volunteer more than others

Cancer Research UK opens drive-through for clothes donations

Cancer Research UK opens drive-through for clothes donations

The charity is using an old petrol station in Suffolk to make donating more convenient for supporters, and hopes to open similar sites around the country

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations might become a CIO

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations might become a CIO

Survey of members has revealed strong support for the idea of becoming a charitable incorporated organisation, says board member Carole Patrick

Interview: Keith Mogford

Interview: Keith Mogford

The chief executive of Skills - Third Sector says it is developing new services to help make up for reduced grants

Grant funding can have a downside for social enterprises, says new research

Grant funding can have a downside for social enterprises, says new research

Social Enterprise and Homelessness paper says that secure non-trading income streams can undermine the commercial drive of organisations

Probation services reforms 'thrown into doubt' by investigations

Probation services reforms 'thrown into doubt' by investigations

Howard League for Penal Reform questions whether outsourcing plans can go ahead after investigations into the contractors G4S and Serco

Regulator successfully defended judicial review application

Regulator successfully defended judicial review application

Charity Commission's annual report shows that Court of Appeal backed it over its handling of a complaint against the Nuffield Foundation

Skills - Third Sector loses half of its Cabinet Office funding

Skills - Third Sector loses half of its Cabinet Office funding

The training organisation's grant is cut to £125,000, but chief executive Keith Mogford says it is not planning redundancies

More social enterprises increasing their turnover, says report

More social enterprises increasing their turnover, says report

The People's Business, prepared by Social Enterprise UK, is published today - but ministers must help social enterprises more, says Labour's Chi Onwurah