The charity sector has a great opportunity to reform Gift Aid and maximise donations if it speaks to the next government as a combined force, a new report argues. ‘Give and Let Give’, written by research consultancy nfpSynergy, evaluates Gift Aid since its inception in 1990 and argues changes are needed as it has become too complicated and bureaucratic, particularly for the small charities it was specifically set up to help.
Finding information on charity expenditure can take more than three times as long as making a donation or getting details of their services, a new report suggests. ‘Searching for Answers’, published by research consultancy nfpSynergy, also shows that success and impact stories were easy to find and transparency levels do not seem to be affected by a charity’s size.
Emma Watson’s eloquent and impassioned speech on gender equality for the United Nations went viral last month, sprouting the hashtag #HeForShe which was taken up by a number of high profile male celebrities.
I was lucky enough to be in Scotland last week and to experience the emotion and engagement of nearly every part of Scottish society in the independence referendum. The run up to the vote provoked unprecedented levels of debate about identity, culture and the future of a nation.
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