An interesting take on the largest charities from Shelter's new chief executive.
The larger charities have without doubt been the source of some of the big crises to have hit the charity sector over the past few years (fundraising practices being the obvious example) and many smaller charities feel that they have paid a price in terms of enhanced governance obligations.
Polly Neate also refers to Julia Unwin's commission on the future of civil society. Julia Unwin is speaking on this very topic for the Charity Law and Policy Unit of the University of Liverpool later this month. It promises to be a very interesting session. Full details can be found here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law/research/charity-law-and-policy/clpu-conferences-events/.
“The good news is we can sort ourselves out,” she said, and highlighted the work of Julia Unwin’s commission on the future of civil society as a “real opportunity” to discuss new ways of working”.