Thursday, January 29, 2015

Philanthropy emerging as focus of academic study « Philanthropy North Carolina

Philanthropy emerging as focus of academic study « Philanthropy North Carolina: "Academic scholarship and teaching on philanthropy are thin but emerging, with much of it geared to the business of raising money and giving it away, and with the potential to cause conflicts between its funders and those who study them, a British philanthropy scholar and practitioner says.

In Europe, university-based centers’ courses and training “are not keeping pace with the growth in the scale and prominence of philanthropy in recent years,” Charles Keidan, a philanthropy practice research fellow at the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School at City University in London, writes in an article in Times Higher Education."



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Monday, January 26, 2015

RSPCA consults with staff on closure of animal clinics in London | Third Sector

RSPCA consults with staff on closure of animal clinics in London | Third Sector: "RSPCA consults with staff on closure of animal clinics in London
26 January 2015 by Sam Burne James, Be the First to Comment

Fifty-four jobs are at risk of redundancy under the proposal to close Putney Animal Hospital and three other clinics in the capital"



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Should a not-for-profit organization incorporate? - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

Should a not-for-profit organization incorporate? - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders: "A not-for-profit organization (NPO) has no legal requirement to incorporate; however, as an unincorporated entity, the organization would have no legal status. An unincorporated NPO is simply a group of people (members) who get together for a common purpose. What does this mean? It means the members of the organization may be personally liable for the full amount of any debts incurred by the organization. An unincorporated entity cannot sue or be sued.  The members may initiate lawsuits and, likewise they may be sued for the actions of the NPO."



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

What's Next For Architecture For Humanity? | Co.Design | business + design

What's Next For Architecture For Humanity? | Co.Design | business + design: "The announcement came from a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, surprising even those running the biggest of Architecture for Humanity's almost 60 chapters across the world. While the volunteers who ran Architecture for Humanity chapters knew that not all was right in the organization (as one volunteer described it, "people were disappearing" from headquarters), many didn't find out about the fact that the global nonprofit they were volunteering for had shut its doors, "



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Sector highlights concerns over involvement of Charity Commission board, following NAO report

Sector highlights concerns over involvement of Charity Commission board, following NAO report: "Various sector bodies have echoed concerns, which were highlighted by the National Audit Office in its follow-up report on the Charity Commission, about the risk that the board’s “continuing close involvement in executive matters could become the norm”.
Elizabeth Chamberlain, policy manager at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), wrote in a blog that the report rightly points out the dangers of the board’s involvement in executive matters continuing for longer than necessary. She said that “if the board continues to be too involved in the day-to-day activities of the Commission, the independence of executive versus non-executive functions is seriously at risk”."



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Draft of Charity Law Submitted to China's National Legislature - China Briefing News

New Draft of Charity Law Submitted to China's National Legislature - China Briefing News: "China has been drafting a new version of its Charity Law that will significantly impact upon the manner in which foreign charities and NGOs operate in the country. The new law, the drafting of which has been in the pipeline for several years now, is understood to now be in bill format and was introduced to the NPC last month. This new draft makes significant improvements and clarifications on previous attempts, reflecting a more pragmatic approach to the status of charitable organizations by the Chinese State."



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Charities minister role should be abolished as it holds too little power, says former PM speechwriter

Charities minister role should be abolished as it holds too little power, says former PM speechwriter: "he chief executive of Only Connect, and former speechwriter for David Cameron, has said that the post of minister for civil society should be abolished as it is “too junior a role”, and that the Prime Minister himself should be directly responsible for the remit.
Danny Kruger (pictured) was speaking last night at the launch of a report which suggested that the Big Society has failed."



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 - NYTimes.com

Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016 - NYTimes.com: "The richest 1 percent are likely to control more than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening global inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland."



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