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The sound of silence: why won’t the third sector criticise the Scottish Government?

Organisations' reluctance to criticise the Scottish Government means controversial policies are being accepted without much opposition, argues Robert Armour

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Brexit and Indyref2: let’s not box ourselves in when considering Scotland’s future

John Downie says Brexit and Indyref2 are not the only issues at play when deciding what kind of country we want to be

21st March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why I am making a marathon effort for charity

Michael McGuire is getting ready to take part in his sixth marathon. He took up running after his son was stillborn and has since raised thousands for charity.

21st March 2017 by TFN Guest

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What charity trustees need to know about investing

Lianne Lodge explains how charities can learn from the mistakes of others and make sure their investment portfolio reflects their charitable purpose

20th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Recruit the best volunteers in this competitive market

Stephanie Murtagh says recruiting the best volunteers will be crucial to the success of charities in times of austerity

20th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Born leaders – you need to regress to progress

Mark Kelvin believes we need to release the child within to develop as leaders

20th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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What does the third sector need most from IndyBrexit?

Martin Sime considers what impact the third sector can have in the second independence referendum campaign while leaving the EU

15th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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New third sector hub will boost social economy

Natalie Masterson, chief executive of Stirling Voluntary Enterprise, explains how a new sector hub will empower voluntary organisations

15th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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South Sudan: The food has run out - you cannot let us die

Fergus Conmee, head of Africa for The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) met those in South Sudan suffering from the famine

15th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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10 tips to a perfect data protection policy

Kelly Sleight warns against charities putting their heads in the sand over changes to data protection laws

14th March 2017 by TFN Staff

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Kirk calls on Westminster to agree to independence referendum

Rev Dr Richard Frazer says the Church of Scotland remain neutral out the outcome but believes it is right to have a second independence referendum

14th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charities are a crucial part of the Living Wage movement

Sandy MacDonald argues that paying the Living Wage is crucial to help charities deliver on their mission

10th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Named person: Swinney must think again as the fight goes on

Lesley Scott says the fight against named person will continue - and the Scottish Government must come to its senses

10th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Disabled Access Day is back and it’s bigger than ever

Emily Yates of the Disabled Access Day organising team is looking forward to this year's event which takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend

9th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Opt-in vs opt-out - is it really either or?

Skip Fidura on the opt-in, opt-out dilemma facing charities

8th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Want to change your community? Just think big

Young Jordan Kyle and his friends transformed their local community for the better

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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The power of a good conversation

Simon Bateson explains why he believes honest communication can be the basis for social change

6th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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