NPC launched a manifesto for social impact this week, to add its voice to the throngs of charities launching manifestos right now. So what's different in ours? What does NPC have to add to the policy landscape around charities and their funding?
Transparency is sometimes perceived as a stick with which to beat foundations . But recent initiatives are showing that transparency, more than being a duty, can actually help foundations achieve their goals.
Many charity newsletters I read leave me a little cold. They often face inwards, describing an organisation and its work, rather than look outwards. The innards of an organisation and simple lists of its activities are less interesting to me.
I need to confess to a misallocation of charitable funds, as well as a flouting of my own personal rules. Recently, I argued, that giving money to (say) donkey sanctuaries rather than domestic violence charities represented a misallocation of charitable funds, and that this was wrong.
You may remember reading last year about NPC taking over the work of the charity Intelligent Giving (IG). Now you can read on their blog the next steps IG are taking to develop their work over the coming months. We'll keep you updated.
For every pound spent on dementia research, £26 are spent on cancer research and £15 on heart disease. This is despite cancer costing the UK economy half as much as dementia, and a third of heart disease.
An acquaintance of mine who is an accountant (and is a little bit smug) has a favourite saying: “There are least two things in life which you can’t escape from. Death is one. Auditing is the second.” He’s right. Whatever sort of organisation you are being audited is a statutory obligation.
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