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Scottish charities will miss out on tampon tax funds

Ellie Hutchinson, of The Empowerment Project, said that stipulations set by the Government means Scottish organisations will miss out on vital funding

15th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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We need more than warm words to beat fuel poverty

Lori McElroy argues as temperatures plunge the Scottish Government must use its winter budget to commit to essential energy efficiency measures

11th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Volunteering is a personal choice

Paul Reddish calls for the volunteer to be given a voice in the debate over what are appropriate volunteering opportunities

11th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Integration and reputation will be the fundraising buzzwords for 2018

Simon Francis reflects on how 2017 has been a turning point for charity fundraising and what this will mean for communicators in 2018

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Real Lives: I am a positive role model for a care experienced youngster

Leanne Patrick says time and the willingness to share interests and activities are all you need to mentor a young person through a tough period in their life

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Mary’s Meals made me realise how lucky my children are

Sarah Thomson visited Malawi where she met with Mary’s Meals and saw the difference a daily meal is making to children the same age as her own

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Is the third sector becoming an arm of the state?

Lesley Scott, of The Young ME Sufferers Trust, wants charities to give more focus to the services they provide

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Domestic abuse does not only involve violence

Magdalena Grzymkowska, of the Polish Women Support Network, looks at what needs to be done to help protect women within the community from abuse

7th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Are we beginning to hear the death knell of SDS?

Susan Smith calls on the third sector to fight the fatigue and find ways to save the personalisation dream before it's too late

6th December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Real lives: Calling the dementia helpline gave me lasting memories

John Jennings was devastated when his mum was diagnosed with a rare hereditary form of Alzhiemers, but a single call helped to change things

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men

Sophie Bridger welcomes a relaxation of blood donation rules but argues gay men deserve to be treated the same way as straight men

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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Money for nothing – thanks goodness we’re not alone

Charlotte Bray believes more and more companies are targeting charities in the hope of making a quick buck

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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An effective board should lie at the heart of charity resilience

Steph Taylor argues board development is vital for charity success

5th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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The fall of the old order: volunteer revolution

George Thomson has responded to TFN's invitation to critique the use of volunteers at this year's Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations

4th December 2017 by TFN Guest

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We want disabled people to have better experiences at work

Independent Living in Scotland’s Susie Fitton looks at the #myworkstorycampaign, which encourages disabled people to get talking about being themselves at work

1st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charities must learn the difference between a chat and lobbying

Kenny Gray says charities must get smart in preparation for the new Lobbying Register

29th November 2017 by TFN

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I’m the first Chinese person to climb all the Munros - and I did it for charity

Sunny He Huang took on a unique climbing challenge for Christian Aid

28th November 2017 by TFN

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There has never been a greater need for dementia care

John MacMillan on why the Eric Liddell Center wants to enhance the quality of life of more people with dementia with a new fundraising event

27th November 2017 by TFN Guest

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Events is an area that young people can thrive in

Forth Valley Social Enterprise (FVSE) chairman Matt McGrandles looks at what has been achieved in the five years since the organisation was founded

23rd November 2017 by TFN Guest

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