Hotline to report rough sleeping

Homeless Link and Broadway have launched a hotline and website for the public to report rough sleepers to local homelessness services across England. StreetLink (http://www.streetlink.org.uk, phone 0300 500 0914) is the expansion of the No Second Night Out initiative which began in London in 2011.

Civil Society Media news item http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/14008/.

The provision of general legal advice

Those organisations directly involved in legal work probably already know about this, but some providing general legal advice might not.

The Legal Services Act 2007 formalising the regulation of the legal profession includes provision to remove an exemption for non-profit bodies. The Legal Standards Board has now stated that such bodies will not become licensed under the Act until at least April 2015.

See some notes from ICAEW pages at http://www.ion.icaew.com/charityblog/25897 » Continue reading news item ... “The provision of general legal advice”

At the year-end

Some thoughts and a round-up of what the Innovation in Giving Fund has achieved in 2012 on the Nesta discussion pages, http://www.nesta.org.uk/blogs/innovation_in_giving/a_year_of_giving/.

From across the pond, 5 Nonprofit Trends to Watch in 2013 from Social Velocity (a trend watch tradition she started a couple of years ago) http://www.socialvelocity.net/2012/12/5-nonprofit-trends-to-watch-in-2013/.

Charity Finance Group’s chair Ian Theodoreson takes CFG’s strapline “Inspiring financial leadership” and runs with it http://blog.cfg.org.uk/index.php/inspiring-financial-leadership/ » Continue reading news item ... “At the year-end”