“Rich families should have to pay to attend public schools, report says.” By Alexandra Smith. Sydney Morning Herald. April 29, 2014.
“Paul Ramsay, Australian billionaire leaves $3bn fortune to charity after death; Paul Ramsay’s health empire made him one of the richest men in the country.” By Lizzie Dearden. Independent (UK). May 2, 2014.
“Paul Ramsay’s billions left to charity.” By Jessica Gardner. Sydney Morning Herald. May 2, 2014.
CATHOLIC SEX ABUSE SCANDAL
“Perth Royal Commission sex abuse witnesses slam Slater & Gordon.” By Aleisha Orr. Sydney Morning Herald. April 30, 2014.
“Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups.” By Tom Kington. Los Angeles Times. May 4, 2014.
“Bill Gates urges China’s wealthiest to give to charity; Businessman makes plea in People’s Daily for country to improve bad philanthropic record by investing in the poor.” By Jonathan Kaiman. Guardian. April 28, 2014.
“Political funding, spending still remain opaque.” By Manoj Mitta. Times of India. April 29, 2014.
“In election season, India competes with campaigns’ ‘black money’; In this year’s hotly contested national election, officials say, dirty money is out of control. India’s election commission is tracking cash seized by election observers nationally for the first time and have so far seized $45 million of illegal cash, a jump of about 31 percent compared to elections five years ago. Over five million gallons of illegal liquor has been seized. Security officials check every passing vehicle for evidence of black money or illegal alcohol, in Ludhiana, in the northern state of Punjab, India.” By Rama Lakshmi. Washington Post. May 3, 2014.
“Russian Parliament Approves New Law Restricting the Internet; Sweeping Controls on the Internet and Blogging Will Tighten the Kremlin’s Grip on the Media.” By Olga Razumovskaya. Wall Street Journal. April 30, 2014.
“Seven ways to make sure your charity is lobbying for world change; From fox-hunting bans to climate change laws, Becky Jarvis from 38 Degrees explains what makes a charity campaign tick.” By Becky Jarvis. Guardian. April 28, 2014.
“Social impact: can it be demonstrated? Demonstrating social value is not as expensive and time-consuming as some people may think; Does the secret to social impact measurement lie in algorithmic data?” By David Floyd. Guardian. April 29, 2014.
“Charity leaders need to play to their strengths – and get help with the rest; In this month’s entry, our Clore Social Leadership fellow explains what she hopes to achieve by hiring a personal assistant.” By Eugenie Teasley. Guardian. April 29, 2014.
“Food poverty: Mail ‘backlash’ donations surge past £100k; Public dismay at a Mail on Sunday ‘expose’ of food bank ‘fraud’ has triggered £107,000 in donations for the Trussell Trust food bank charity.” By Patrick Butler. Guardian. April 29, 2014.
“NCVO tells charities to publish chief executives’ pay to earn public trust; Voluntary bodies should go beyond legal requirements and reveal remuneration by name and position, says umbrella group.” By Aimee Meade. Guardian. April 29, 2014.
“What inspired you to start a social enterprise? Leaders from across the sector tell us why they decided to set up their social business.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. April 30, 2014.
“Five ways small charities can be more business-like; In today’s tough climate, some say charities must act more like businesses. From managing talent to taking risks, here’s how.” By Ethan Ohs. Guardian. April 30, 2014.
“Abuse claims against 18 teachers by ex-pupils at top public school.” By Andrew Norfolk. Times of London. May 1, 2014.
“Raking over Co-op’s ruins.” By Robert Lea. Times of London. May 1, 2014.
“Stephen Sutton and Malala show teens can be real charity campaign champs; After a week in which a cancer sufferer’s fundraising reached £3m, we look at the secret of young people’s success.” Guardian. May 3, 2014.
“Stephen Sutton and Malala show teens can be real charity campaign champs; After a week in which a cancer sufferer’s fundraising reached £3m, we look at the secret of young people’s success: • How-to guide: embracing young volunteers; • Vital charity work needs to harness a great power – children; • • Young people should be at the forefront of charity campaigns.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. May 2, 2014.
“Stephen Sutton and Malala show teens can be real charity campaign champs; After a week in which a cancer sufferer’s fundraising reached £3m, we look at the secret of young people’s success: • How-to guide: embracing young volunteers; • Vital charity work needs to harness a great power – children; • Young people should be at the forefront of charity campaigns.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. May 2, 2014.
“Social enterprise tackles housing crisis, with a leg-up from TV’s George Clarke; The founder of the Empty Homes Doctor service explains how it fills in the gaps between councils, owners and local businesses.” By Rob Greenland. Guardian. May 2, 2014.
“Social impact bonds: is the dream over? As the government announces its first Sib is to have its funding model reconfigured, we ask five experts what the future holds: • Sponsored: social investment – how can you get involved? • We weren’t achieving potential before social impact bond, says charity; • British social impact investing has left the US playing catch-up.” By Claudia Cahalane. Guardian. May 2, 2014.
“Islam school plot ‘spreads to other cities’.” By Greg Hurst. Times of London. May 3, 2014 .
“Free schools: Head teachers’ union says pupils ‘learnt nothing all term’ and calls for controls to end ‘waste of millions’; Conference calls for shorter summer breaks to combat ‘learning loss’ and travel agent rip-offs.” By Richard Garner. Independent. May 4, 2014.
“Abuse in Britain’s boarding schools: why I decided to confront my demons; For generations of boys, sexual abuse was part of the everyday cruelty of boarding school. In this painfully honest report, writer Alex Renton confronts the demons of his past at Ashdown House, where some of Britain’s most powerful men were also educated – and reveals the scale of the outrage about to engulf the private education system.” By Alex Renton. Guardian. May 4, 2014.
“How charities can balance innovation and financial risk – top tips; Charities need to make innovation and development part of their DNA and understand that risks need to be taken, say our expert panel: • Charities must innovate and take risks to create change; • How can charities balance innovation and risk?” By Aimee Meade. Guardian. May 4, 2014.
“Providence House: from mods to rappers, a haven for London’s ‘little rogues’; Near London’s Clapham Junction, a home from home for young people charts the history of urban Britain and the teenager, and proves that the idea and value of the ‘youth club’ lives on.” By Yvonne Roberts. Guardian. May 4, 2014.
“Archbishop of Canterbury defends faith schools.” BBC. May 4, 2014.