Tag: charity

From charity scandals to university strikes – what does it take to be a good organisation?

What exactly are the characteristics which make a good organisation in the aftermath of the Oxfam and Save the Children scandal? I think we know such bodies when we come across them, and they are often grassroots initiatives with a strong sense of place and locale, and of mission and founding leadership.

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It’s time for charities to make executive pay public (and other highlights from the new Charity Governance Code)

From transparency to board diversity, the new Charity Governance Code is designed to rebuild trust. Civil Society Futures asked me to blog about the new Charity Governance Code. Although, as chair of the Code’s Steering Group, I’ve written lots of articles about it, this request immediately put me into a spin as I wondered what …

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“Philanthropy should not be colonised by the rich” – Civil Society Futures evidence from Andrew Purkis

We are calling on members of the public from all backgrounds to submit evidence to our Civil Society Futures via our call for contributions. Today, we publish Andrew Purkis’ submission, with his permission. Introduction I have spent most of my working life in the organised part of civil society, having been Chair of 4 UK …

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