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Protecting your charity from abuse through terrorist financing and money laundering

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Jude Turbyne, OSCR's Head of Engagement, talks about terrorist financing and money laundering and the risks your charity may face.

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GDPR - Legal Basis for Processing and Transparency

Tuesday January 9, 2018

The second in a series of 6 blogs on GDPR, Alison Johnston from the Information Commissioner's Office, talks about your organisation's purpose for processing personal data.

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The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 and what it means for your charity

Tuesday December 5, 2017

In this blog, Dougie Wands, Acting Lobbying Registrar, talks about the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 and if it will impact on your charity.

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A message from OSCR’s CEO, David Robb

Thursday November 30, 2017

This blog comes from the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) Chief Executive David Robb. In it, he sends out seasons greetings from all at OSCR and highlights some key topics that charity trustees need to be aware of.

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GDPR Overview

Monday November 20, 2017

In the first in a series of 6 blogs, Alison Johnston from the the Information Commissioner's Office, gives a brief overview of GDPR.

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How to do due diligence before becoming a charity trustee

Tuesday October 17, 2017

Julie Hutchison, Charities Specialist at Standard Life Wealth, gives her top ten tips if you are looking to take on a charity trustee role, to help guide due diligence.

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Fundraising – an update

Wednesday July 5, 2017

Jude Turbyne, OSCR's Head of Engagement, gives an update on Fundraising in Scotland.

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Mediation - when can it be used?

Tuesday May 30, 2017

The final in a series of three blogs, May Millward from Scottish Mediation, talks about when mediation can be used.

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The Third Sector, Social Return and Achieving Common Goals

Monday May 15, 2017

Pauline Hinchion, Director of the Scottish Community Re: Investment Trust (SCRT), continues to talk about Social Investment in her final blog for OSCR.

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Mediation - why should I consider it?

Wednesday May 3, 2017

The second in a series of three blogs, May Millward from Scottish Mediation, talks about why people should consider mediation.

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Three Key Digital Concepts for Every Charity

Monday April 24, 2017

Dave Evans, the Product Marketing Manager of Skills Platform, explains three key digital concepts for every charity take from the Charity Digital Toolkit.

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Mediation - how can it help your charity?

Tuesday April 11, 2017

May Millward, Project Officer at Scottish Mediation, talks about how mediation can help charities resolve a dispute or disagreement.

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What’s so special about fundraising in Scotland?

Tuesday March 21, 2017

Alison Elliot, Chair of the Independent Fundraising Standards and Adjudication Panel for Scotland, speaks about what’s characteristic about the Scottish fundraising scene.

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Telling your story: Making the Trustees’ Annual Report work for your charity

Monday February 27, 2017

Head of Professional Advice and Intelligence, Laura Anderson, gives advice on what makes a good Trustees' Annual Report.

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Charities can lead from the front on Living Wage

Friday February 24, 2017

Lynn Anderson is a Living Wage accreditation officer for the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative. Her work includes a specific focus on Third Sector.

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Social Investment - A Good Investment?

Monday February 20, 2017

Pauline Hinchion, Director of the Scottish Community Re: Investment Trust (SCRT), continues to talk about Social Investment in her 2nd blog for OSCR.

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Is social media in your charity’s DNA?

Friday November 11, 2016

OSCR's Communications Manager, Ian Grieve, highlights the importance of charities having a social media channel

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Targeting Trust

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Louise Meikleham, OSCR's Engagement Manager for Policy & Research, talks about the latest results of our Scottish Charity Survey and how we can learn from the research to help us understand the sector and shape our approach to regulating charities.

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Targeted Regulation - five months on

Wednesday August 24, 2016

Jude Turbyne, OSCR's Head of Engagement, gives an update on Targeted Regulation

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Brexit: are you a meerkat or an ostrich?

Wednesday August 10, 2016

David Robb, CEO of OSCR, talks about the Brexit referendum and how this has generated very challenging times for those entrusted with running charities.

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