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How to check where you’re at on your journey to good governance

Monday April 11, 2022

Tracey Bird, SCVO Information Officer (Governance), discusses the new online Good Governance Checkup.

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Goods raised for the people of Ukraine – options for charities managing surplus donations

Friday March 25, 2022

OSCR's Head of Regulation and Improvement, Martin Tyson, discusses the options charities have when managing surplus goods donations that cannot be delivered or distributed in Ukraine

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About the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel

Monday March 7, 2022

Dionne Denovan, Marketing and Administration Assistant for the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel, provides an update on their new identity and rebrand and how it will help them better oversee fundraising standards and complaints in Scotland.

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Deciding whether an organisation meets the charity test

Thursday January 13, 2022

OSCR's Head of Regulation and Improvement, Martin Tyson, explains our role in awarding charitable status and provides further detail into our recent decision to award status to Stanton Healthcare (East of Scotland).

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Reading between the lines

Monday January 10, 2022

As the Revitalising Trust Project reaches a six month milestone, Steff Bell, Project Advisor shares her insights into what she's learnt so far.

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Scotland’s charities and the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday January 5, 2022

In this blog, Head of Regulation and Improvement Martin Tyson sets out the evidence he presented to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee on Scotland’s third sector and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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I’d like to make a complaint…..

Tuesday December 14, 2021

Did you know that OSCR currently receives around ten concerns about Scotland's twenty-five thousand charities each week, but that the majority of these issues are not regulatory concerns? Our Senior Manager Digital and Communications, John Fellows, sets out how we deal with the concerns we receive about charities, and what action we take in each case.

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Charity data – all things tangible

Wednesday October 27, 2021

OSCR's Data and Research Manager, Louise Meikleham, provides some background to our latest research - the Scottish Charities 2021 Sector Overview.

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Scary “scam-demic” stats…

Friday October 15, 2021

Guest Blog by Alison Stone, Third Sector Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator for Charity Fraud Awareness Week

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Charity reserves - can they help support you during a pandemic

Tuesday August 31, 2021

Reserves are really important for your charity. But how can they help support you during a pandemic? Find out in this blog.

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