“OP-ED: Militarised Humanitarianism in Africa.” By Joeva Rock. Interpress Service (ipsnews.net). May 16, 2014.
“More than a worthy cause.” By Lesley Parker. Sydney Morning Herald. May 15, 2014.
“Picasso Museum’s President Is Dismissed.” By Doreen Carvajal. New York Times. May 14, 2014.
“Inequality and Democracy: In this Column, ROBERTO SAVIO, founder and president emeritus of Inter Press Service (IPS), writes on persistent inequality and the failure of “trickle down” economy.” By Roberto Savio. Interpress Service (ipsnews.net). May 16, 2014.
“Even More Free Schools: The Lib Dems say Michael Gove has raided his budget to divert money to free schools. To avoid this, let schools turn a profit.” Editorial. Times of London. May 12, 2014.
“Treasury ‘concerns’ over costs of Michael Gove’s free schools.” Independent. May 12, 2014.
“Michael Gove warned to bring free schools spending under control; Concerns expressed by senior Treasury officials and at ministerial level over the cost of free schools.” By Rowena Mason. Guardian. May 12, 2014.
“Free schools row rumbles on among coalition; Liberal Democrats’ president Tim Farron says Michael Gove must prioritise creation of local authority primary school places.” By Rowena Mason. Guardian. May 13, 2014.
“Stop the corporatisation of charities: We musn’t lose our heart in the bid to quash public perceptions of us as ‘amateur do-gooders’, says Gemma Borwick:• Five ways small charities can be more business-like; • Charities need to recognise their worth and start thinking like businesses.” By Gemma Borwick. Guardian. May 12, 2014.
“Key Co-op board member backs reform plan.” By Miles Costello. Times of London. May 13, 2014.
“The Co-operative must not miss chance to help tackle the UK’s food crisis; Could we encourage the Co-op Group to sell its 18,000 acres of farmland to members rather than big business, asks Jim Lee: • Co-op farms could be sold to China as hopes of community buyouts die; • What should the Co-operative Group’s next steps forward involve?” Guardian. May 14, 2014.
“Co-op Group members to vote on governance restructure.” By Joe Miller. BBC News. May 17, 2014.
“Successful charities should pay well enough to attract excellent executives; The issue of charity chief executive pay will remain difficult until the sector explains itself, says Borge Andreassen: • Charities told to publish CEO’s pay to earn public trust; • The reality of a charity chief executive’s role; • The Good Pay Guide: how to set your chief executive’s pay.” By Borge Andreassen. Guardian. May 13, 2014.
“A guide to setting salary and wage levels for charity employees; Setting pay ratios for your workforce can be tough – many factors can affect it. Richard Williams explains where to begin: • Charities should pay enough to attract best executives; • The reality of a charity chief executive’s role; • Charities have problems, but executive pay is hardly the worst; • Charities are told to publish CEO’s pay to earn public trust.” By Richard Williams. Guardian. May 14, 2014.
“Bond NGO awards celebrate collaboration in complex times; Fear of the corporate world can deter co-operation but as winners show, partnership is key to success and impact.” By Ben Jackson. Guardian. May 14, 2014.
“Colet Court: ‘It was a world where dark deeds might have gone unchecked’.” By Adam Barnard. Times of London. May 15, 2014.
“Stephen Sutton, inspirational cancer charity fundraiser, dies in his sleep; Sutton, who raised more than £3.2m for Teenage Cancer Trust, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, his family says.” By Mark Tran and Peter Walker. Guardian. May 15, 2014.
“Stephen Sutton Dies From Cancer At 19 After Doing More Good Than Most Of Us Ever Will.” Huffington Post/Reuters. May 17, 2014.
“Inside Park View academy: Religion row school ‘is victim of its success’; Pupils and teachers at the Birmingham education success story investigated over alleged Islamist plot say claims are ‘ludicrous’.” By Richard Adams. Guardian. May 15, 2014.
“Working on strategic plans for businesses; When the going gets tough, a business model often needs rewriting. But what happens when you change the framework within a not-for-profit entity?” By Sue George. Guardian. May 15, 2014.
“Ofsted abandons inspection of Luton school after homosexuality row; Parents of pupils at Muslim school Olive Tree primary say inspectors questioned children about attitudes to homosexuality,” By Richard Adams. Guardian. May 16, 2014.
“Do Maude, Grayling and Osborne get social enterprise? Let’s help them; We’re preaching to the converted and as the election nears we need to use our resources more wisely, says Jonathan Jenkins: • Campaign for a social economy: We have a critical window to influence party manifestos.” Guardian. By Jonathan Jenkins. Guardian. May 16, 2014.
“Five ways charities can attract rich donors; They don’t like being approached at dinner parties, and they’d rather meet with a front-line member of staff than a fundraiser: • Top tweets: fundraising for the future; • What role will fundraisers play in the future of charities?” By Beth Breeze and Theresa Lloyd. Guardian. May 16, 2014.
“Salary ratios: how charities are approaching fair pay; Citizens Advice, Médecins Sans Frontières and Reprieve say watching the wage gap between highest and lowest paid staff is a high priority: • How to guide: setting salary and wage levels; • Charities should pay enough to attract excellent executives; • The reality of a charity chief executive’s role; • Charities told to publish CEO’s pay to earn public trust.” By Becky Slack. Guardian. May 15, 2014.
“Britain’s richest 1% own as much as poorest 55% of population; ONS figures reveal growing wealth disparity and north-south divide, with nation’s top 10% owning 44% of household wealth.” By Phillip Inman. Guardian. May 17, 2014.
“Britain’s richest 1,000 see ‘phenomenal rise’ in personal wealth.” By Tony Bonnici. Guardian. May 18, 2014.
“What support do voluntary and community groups need from their local infrastructure? – live Q&A; Local organisations are picking up the pieces left by cuts – as part of an inquiry into how they can be supported, join our live Q&A on Friday 23 May 12–1.30pm.” By Aimee Meade. Guardian. May 17, 2014.
“Universities receive record number of donations; The number of donors giving to universities and of alumni giving back to higher education institutions has risen in the last year.” By Abby Young-Powell and Michael Allen. Guardian. May 17, 2014.