Across the UK people headed to polling stations this week, including in the capital. NPC reveals how the charity sector has changed during Boris Johnson's reign as London mayor. Elsewhere, the Australian government's budget addresses social investment.
"This is a budget which will do little to either enthuse or depress the resilient and committed social enterprises working hard across the country," says deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK Nick Temple.
The annual International Fundraising Conference (IFC) attracts over a thousand delegates from major charities and is curated by the Resource Alliance. We asked new CEO Kyla Shawyer what was dominating the conversation in the sector.
EU Social Innovation Competition finalists are revealed, the UK government attempts to strengthen the Social Value Act and the new president of Catholic Charities USA is prioritising social enterprise.
An informed attitude to risk could prove highly advantageous to enterprising charities willing to consider the potential impact social finance could create, argues Eddie Finch from UK chartered accountants Buzzacott.