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Funding the Arts in the "real world"

21 Oct 2014 Guest AuthorFunding

Ali FitzGibbon, director Young at Art

Ali FitzGibbon, director at Young at Art re-frames the debate about arts funding.

Charity CEOs' pay: what did we learn?

21 Oct 2014 Nick GarbuttSector Issues

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

21 Oct 2014 Nick GarbuttNo Topics

Scope Reborn Illustration by Patrick Sanders

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

20 Oct 2014 Nick GarbuttMeet the new boss

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

6 Oct 2014 Ryan MillerNo Topics

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

22 Sep 2014 Ryan MillerMental Capacity Bill

Jim Wells, Minister of Health

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?

18 Sep 2014 Ryan MillerMental Health

Kevin Hines

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

16 Sep 2014 Nick GarbuttWelfare Reform

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO

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

15 Sep 2014 Nick GarbuttNo Topics

New Start 360 logo

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

15 Sep 2014 Nick GarbuttSocial Media

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

15 Sep 2014 Nick GarbuttPolitics, Sector Issues

Transparency of Lobbying Bill Illustration

The Lobby Bill was changed but not halted. We asked NICVA's Lisa McElherron about what this means for the future.

Open Data - an ongoing revolution

15 Sep 2014 Ryan MillerOpen Data

Open Data Graphic

The influence of open data is increasingly driving policy - and improving enterprise. So, what is it, and how can it help the third sector?

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