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Les Allamby: why human rights matter
Les Allamby had been in post a few days when David Cameron set his party on a course that could plunge Northern Ireland into a constitutional crisis with Allamby's office at its centre.
Charities: how the public rate us
People in Northern Ireland do not understand how charities are funded nor how they are run, according to a new survey carried out by MORI on behalf of NICVA in the wake of the chief executive pay controversy.
Food banks: A good or bad sign of the times?
The biggest growth area for the charitable sector over the past few years has been that of food banks. Bob Stronge chief executive of Advice NI says there will be many more once Welfare “Reform” kicks in.
Funding the Arts in the "real world"
Ali FitzGibbon, director at Young at Art re-frames the debate about arts funding.
Charity CEOs' pay: what did we learn?
The media storm that erupted earlier this year around the issue of the pay packages of chief executive salaries may have subsided for now, but the issue has not gone away.
Scope: reborn, refreshed and renewed
The true purpose of the media is to inform and to interpret, to help us better understand our society and the opportunities and challenges that we face.Sadly that brief is no longer adequately met.
Meet the new boss: Kevin Doherty from Disability Action
In the first of this series of articles where we meet new senior managers in the sector, Scope interviews Kevin Doherty from Disability Action.
News You Can Use: October
Scope's pick of the month, for those who want to know what is happening but don't have the time to trawl through all the papers themselves: we read the news so that you don't have to ...
Analysis: the Mental Capacity Bill's balancing act
Proposed new mental capacity laws for the Assembly are being celebrated as progress for equality – but is a one-size-fits-all approach best for anyone? Scope explores the issues.
Spotlight on Contact: suicide prevention - what works?
In the first of our series on events organised by the community and voluntary sector in NI, Scope takes a look at the issues on the table at Contact’s 2014 conference.
How to survive the cuts
Northern Ireland is yet to feel the full force of austerity cuts and Welfare Reform is still not implemented. We spoke to the leader of England's charities to find out exactly what we can expect.
Start360: the re-branding journey
What do you do to mark your 21st birthday? Opportunity Youth celebrated the event by changing its identity. Scope asked communications manager Zoe Anderson to share the inside story.
Step by step guide to creating a social media strategy
Organisations no longer see social media as an optional extra, it's now and integral part of any communications strategy. This guide will give you a few tips to get started.
The fight to block the Transparency of Lobbying Bill
The Lobby Bill was changed but not halted. We asked NICVA's Lisa McElherron about what this means for the future.