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Tory and media Brexit rhetoric is toxic and chauvinistic

Jackie Brock calls out Theresa May on damaging and contradictory messages that are again excluding the UK’s children and young people from a major issue

30th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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It’s agonising hearing my mum cry but it’s 3am and I have two essays to finish

Keith Burns on the often distressing and impossible difficulty of juggling being a student and a carer

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Being the best you can be is key for all fundraisers

Gary Kernahan on why fundraisers can't afford to miss this year's Scottish fundraising conference

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Swinney: Not all named person debate has been helpful

John Swinney explains why he believes having a named person for every child will improve family life in Scotland

28th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Embrace video to unlock new funding

Sally Hall has discovered a video is better than a 1000 words when it comes to funding applications

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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#IncludED in the Main?! Still work to be done

Jan Savage explains why the Scottish Parliament is debating how to improve education for children with learning disabilities this week

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Voice of dissent: poverty campaigners do challenge the Scottish Government

Peter Kelly challenges Robert Armour's view that the third sector is unwilling to criticise the Scottish Government

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brexit fallout will cut Scotland’s third sector deeply

Maggie Lennon is calling on Scotland's third sector to get involved now in lobbying for a fair deal for the third sector following Brexit

24th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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10 tips to stop your charity breaking the law

Val Surgenor delivers 10 must read tips for all charities ahead of the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation rules

22nd March 2017 by TFN Guest

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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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