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What are charities for and how should they be regulated?

What are charities for and how should they be regulated?

The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life at Birkbeck College, London, last night hosted a panel discussion on the role of charities and how they should be regulated.

The panel of speakers consisted of:

  • Sir Stuart Etherington ()
  • Lucy de Groot (Trustee of the Baring Foundation)
  • Rob Macmillan (Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham)

and the event was chaired by Joe Irvin, Chief Executive of Living Streets.

The discussion at the free event addressed a range of questions including:

  • What are charities for?
  • Why are they special and what is the purpose of regulating them?
  • How should they be regulated?
  • How do and should they organise their funding?
  • Why do charities fail?
  • What are the ideas behind our current system and how are these changing?
  • What is the appropriate role of the regulators?

You can read more about the event from the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, and you can listen to the recording of the 1 hour 50 minute event:

 

 

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Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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