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Of course charities should diversify their income. But how?


This week the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) published their annual charity landscape research (read it here) and it’s not good news. Whilst the research doesn’t identify anything that will come as a great surprise to anyone in the sector, it shows an overall worryingly pessimistic view of the next few years. As you’d expect, the looming spectre of Brexit features heavily, with...

Procure Responsibly Please, or ‘how I learnt to stop worrying and love filling in forms’


In March, Reform, a Westminster based think tank, published a report into the state of public sector procurement (read it here). The report provides some interesting insight, identifies a few key problem areas (spoilers – it’s all problematic), and makes 10 recommendations for improvement. Public sector procurement can be overly complex, poorly managed, and frequently, less intended...