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Last Word January 2015

Debra's monthly inspirational piece on the charity sector. Check out her experiences. Positive change never happens when people just give up. My toddler niece fell down a lot when learning how to walk. She never said: “OK, Aunty Debs, I’ve tried the walking thing. Fell over. It’s clearly not for me.” She got up and kept going until she’d mastered it. It’s the same with politics. We have to keep trying. Cynicism doesn’t change the world; engagement does...

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Armed forces charities sector in danger of decline

Despite the rightful attention given to our armed forces during the centenary of the First World War, new data revealed today by DSC shows signs that the number of armed forces charities and the amount of money donated to them are in decline.

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The New Charities SORPs 2015

If you have any involvement in charity accounts, you will know about the Charities SORP – the “Statement of Recommended Practice” on Accounting and Reporting by Charities. New versions of the Charities SORP have now been published, which take effect from 1 January 2015. Here are some questions which treasurers and finance officers are asking

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Partnerships, apprenticeships and scholarships: some recent trends affecting educational grant-making charities

For the 13th edition of DSC’s Guide to Educational Grants, published this month, we researched almost 1,500 grant-making charities that give grants to individuals for educational purposes.

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What welfare reform changes?

Our much-loved publication, The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need, returns to bookshelves in October 2014 for its fourteenth edition. Featured are more than 1,900 grantmaking charities giving £268 million in grants to individuals.

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A veteran is for life not just for Christmas

As we approach the end of the centenary year of the First World War, a major media campaign has launched highlighting the plight of homeless veterans this Christmas.

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The Charity Treasurer's Handbook

The Charity Treasurer's Handbook

This handbook gives you a vital overview of the key principles for virtually all the main issues in charity accounting and finance in a short, and clear format. This 4th Edition has been updated from the 3rd to include the numerous changes such as: Charities Act 2011, the two new Charities SORPs taking effect from 2015, accounting for CIOs, the new focus on public benefit, revised accounting thresholds for Scottish charities, interim charity reporting in northern Ireland, substantial changes to Gift Aid and the new VAT rules on shared services.

The Charity Treasurer's Handbook

How to Love Your Donors (To Death)!

How to Love Your Donors (To Death)!

In this uncompromising book, author and world renowned public speaker, Stephen Pidgeon, bemoans the madness of poor donor stewardship that besets the charitable sector.

How to Love Your Donors (To Death)!

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