Blogs

Are fundraisers the Cinderella of charities?

Susan Smith reflects on the role of fundraisers within Scottish charities following the TFN Live event at the Scottish Fundraising conference

4th October 2017 by Susan Smith

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Risky business: why trustees must be on top of risk

Adrienne Airlie provides some advice for charity trustees on how to mitigate risks to the health and wellbeing of their charity

3rd October 2017 by TFN

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Ten top tips for trustees

​Tracey Bird explores the vital steps that those who volunteer as charity trustees should take

3rd October 2017 by TFN Guest

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Make a big difference

John James says small charities should not shy away from investing for social good

3rd October 2017 by TFN

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Why people choose to care for dogs rather than people

Susan Smith says the third sector must do more to ensure social care is a job worth doing in Scotland

27th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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Introducing Sunnd – driving genuine social innovation through collaboration

Lucy Fraser on a new concept for living which puts puts wellness at the heart of housing

26th September 2017 by TFN

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Violence at work is not part of the job

Dave Watson warns voluntary sector manager who continue to tell staff violence is just part of the job will face the wrath of Unison

21st September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scotland’s care system is in crisis – we need to fix it now

Keith Robson on the real gap between our ambition for high-quality care and the reality of high staff turnovers and care packages falling apart

20th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Rees-Mogg: the ghost at the foodbank

Graham Martin argues that Rees-Mogg's foodbank comments matter as they highlight different conceptions of society

20th September 2017 by Graham Martin

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How to avoid an employment tribunal

​Hazel Coutts explores the ways in which employers can ensure their organisation avoids an employment tribunal

19th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Looking after cash and investments

Heather Lamont, CCLA client investment director, gives advice on how to make sure your money is safe

19th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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No complaints about Scottish fundraising

Alison Elliot on the state of fundraising in Scotland following the launch of the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel

19th September 2017 by TFN

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Reaching Higher for care experienced young people

Peter McGregor on improving employment prospects of young people who've experienced care

19th September 2017 by TFN

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Real Lives: I’m running my way clear of cancer

Chris Marks on being inspired by Smith's guitarist Johnny Marr to take up running in his 40s

18th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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I’m fighting fit and will Stand Up To Cancer

Shiela Laramore, 33, has battled back from Hodgkin Lymphoma, and is backing Stand Up To Cancer

14th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Stop the excuses: give sleepover staff equal pay

​Gail McLean is angry with Enable Scotland for not paying sleepover care staff the Living Wage

13th September 2017 by TFN Guest

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Fostering is not Airbnb for children without families

Susan Smith questions the impact of the latest charity campaign to persuade more Scots to foster

13th September 2017 by Susan Smith

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Going Forth to flush away poverty

Elyse Kirkham and her family used their Queensferry Crossing ticket to raise cash for Toilet Twinning

13th September 2017 by TFN

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New apprenticeship scheme results in race for funding

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation’s policy officer Ruth Boyle looks at the issues around the Flexible Workforce Development Fund

12th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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