Civil Society, Politics

Time to take a side: civil society’s collective voice must be heard

Like it or not, Brexit is coming, but at what cost? If the government hardliners get their way, we face the prospect of the very hardest type of Brexit; yet there appears to be very few charity voices taking a stand against this extreme position. According to a report in Third Sector, the NCVO has… Continue reading Time to take a side: civil society’s collective voice must be heard

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Civil Society

A more informed dialogue on charities’ role in civil society is needed

Public expectation weighs heavily on charities. They are rightly seen as forces for good, helping the vulnerable, tackling social problems, and helping to meet gaps in public services. What’s more, they do this against a backdrop of funding pressure and an increasingly complicated regulatory climate. But does this level of expectation make it difficult for… Continue reading A more informed dialogue on charities’ role in civil society is needed

Leadership & Management, News

Ethical leadership: is the outcome more important than the means?

Green Pepper's director, David Green, has had an article about ethical leadership published on the Clore Social Leadership Blog, Leaders Now. Clore Social Leadership are a charity who develop leaders at all levels within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. They recently received a grant of just under £0.5 million from the Big Lottery… Continue reading Ethical leadership: is the outcome more important than the means?

Civil Society, Politics

Civil society needs to speak up and be heard

The expectation of change I had in the first few days following the election result, sadly, is now subsiding. A Conservative government will likely continue, with Theresa May seeking the votes she needs from the DUP to stay as prime minister. My own disappointment is I am sure, widely shared by the community and voluntary… Continue reading Civil society needs to speak up and be heard