"All the positive things I have seen in the past 25 years have been brought about by people, not by governments"
- David Bellamy broadcaster and environmental campaigner
"If the sector becomes a sub-contractor for government programmes, you risk damaging the creativity that is the basis of the voluntary sector"
- Bob Reitemeier chief executive, Children's Society
"Many charities haven't got a clue what their core costs are. They estimate their core costs on the back of a cigarette packet"
- Martin Brooks economic advisor, New Philanthropy Capital (and leading research to produce an ACEVO guide, Allocating Core Costs).