Former journalist and political commentator Peter Kellner has been appointed as the new chair of NCVO.
Following a tough year for fundraising, it was decided that the Public Fundraising Association would merge with the Institute of Fundraising in an effort to consolidate their functions. Hugh Radojev talks to the heads of the two organisations.
The charity sector "wasn't strong enough" in response to the media criticism which followed the death of Olive Cooke, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has said.
Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in defending charities from public criticism, Oxfam's director of communications said this week.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
The House of Lords has confirmed the appointment of a Select Committee on Charities and confirmed that it is due to report by 31 March 2017.
The House of Lords is expected to approve a motion to create a select committee to consider issues related to the charity sector next week and will appoint Baronness Pitkeathley as its chair.
19 May 2016
Charities should play a central role in NHS decision making and delivery, a new government-backed report says.