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Susan Smith argues that changing how lottery money is distributed will force devolved governments to change their spending priorities

Fraser Hudghton mounts an empassioned defence of professional fundraisers, some of the most hard working people in our sector

​With Tom Hunter underwriting admin costs, The Kiltwalk can't fail

Richard Hamer says the ball is in the court of Scotland's charities when it comes to setting up a new regulatory system north of the border

Gillian Harkness looks at the Charity Commission and OSCR to see which system is most likely to uncover bad practise and avoid another Kids Company

Debbie Shields believes existing trustees should consider five key elements before recruiting a new board member


This year's Voluntary Action Scotland conference is looking to discuss ways local action can impact on everyday services writes chief executive Calum Irving

Sylvia Endmyre knows a bunch of disabled people for whom no challenge is too far whether its skydiving, bungee jumping or flying in gliders

Kelly Sleight examines the differences between the two main legal structures a new social good body may consider