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Analysis of Transforming Local Infrastructure

The government’s £30million Transforming Local Infrastructure programme created many successful projects, but did not share the lessons learned among participating organisations effectively, according to a new report published by NAVCA.

Charity corporate partnerships

Partnerships between companies and charities are becoming longer and worth more money to charities, according to the Corporate NGO Partnerships Barometer, a new report from the consultancy C&E Advisory..

Amended lobbying act guidance

The Electoral Commission has made amendments to its original guidance on the lobbying act.

Measuring the effectiveness of campaigns

The charity sector does not do enough to measure whether its campaigning achieves its goals, according to Closing in on Change: Measuring the effectiveness of your campaign, a report published by think tank NPC.

Volunteering worth £34billion a year

Volunteering is worth £34billion a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.

Review of charity mergers for 2013/14

Four percent of people working in the charity sector were involved in a merger last year, according to a new study of mergers in the sector.

Charity sector workforce increases to over 900,000

The number of people working in charities went up by 26,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to June 2014 with the Charity Commission.

Cipfa to provide secretariat to Sorp committee

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy will now provide the secretariat to the committee, which advises on the Statement of Recommended Practice governing charity accountancy.

New Direct Marketing Association code of practice

The Direct Marketing Association’s new code of practice, which comes into force on 18 August, will encourage charities to avoid calling people at anti-social times and urge them to take responsibility above and beyond compliance with the law.

New charity accounting framework published

Two new Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) have been published by the joint SORP making body, the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.


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