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The Big Hire: Julie Bentley

The Big Hire: Julie Bentley

The new chief executive of Action for Children will start her new job on 1 August

Record number of groups given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Record number of groups given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The 250 voluntary groups include 27 from Greater Manchester

CCNI appoints interim manager to Northern Ireland youth charity

CCNI appoints interim manager to Northern Ireland youth charity

The regulator has opened a statutory inquiry into Rehabilitate Youth Ireland because of concerns about its finances and governance

Blockchain: what charities really need to know

Blockchain: what charities really need to know

Don't have a clue about digital public ledgers? Then read on (subscriber only)

Charities can bid for share of £200k to recruit interns

Charities can bid for share of £200k to recruit interns

The Jack Petchey Foundation will choose 10 charities, each of which will get about £20k to cover the cost of one-year internships at living-wage levels

Digital inclusion is failing older people, report says

Digital inclusion is failing older people, report says

Published by the Centre for Ageing Better, it says people over 55 make up 94 per cent of non-users of the internet, but digital-inclusion approaches tend not to cater for them

Charities are 'behind the curve' on blockchain, report warns

Charities are 'behind the curve' on blockchain, report warns

The paper, from Charity Futures, says the sector should link up with technologists in a taskforce to investigate the potential of the technology behind bitcoin

Favour bids by charities that pay a living wage, commissioners told

Favour bids by charities that pay a living wage, commissioners told

The paper from the Living Wage Foundation also says grant-makers should champion fair pay by ensuring funded projects pay a living wage

Leaflets promoting Fundraising Preference Service arrive in GP surgeries

Leaflets promoting Fundraising Preference Service arrive in GP surgeries

Seventy-six thousand of the awareness-raising leaflets, mainly aimed at older people, have been distributed by the Fundraising Regulator

Focus on understanding donors' lives rather than sending them information, legacy fundraisers told

Focus on understanding donors' lives rather than sending them information, legacy fundraisers told

The advice comes from a paper summarising the findings of 160 research papers on how and why donors leave gifts to charity in their wills