12 Feb 2015
Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington 1
Public perception of what charities do can be very different to the truth and an "intelligent engagement with the public" is needed to address this, the chief executive of the NCVO said yesterday.
The chief executive of the Charity Finance Group, Caron Bradshaw, said yesterday that her charity took on "too much, too quickly" when undertaking a change programme, and it would perhaps do things differently if it were to do it again.
WWF UK's total income for the year ending June 2014 rose to £62.2m, an increase of £3.8m, or seven per cent, from the previous year.
A rape crisis centre in Scotland has decided to close after an employment tribunal ruled that a former board member “regularly demonstrated aggression”.
A network of local funds making loans of less than £250,000 using social investment tax relief is being developed by UBS Wealth Management and social finance intermediary Resonance.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
Cumulative figures from Big Society Capital have shown that since its inception in 2012 £104m has now been drawn down from the social investment wholesaler and its co-investors.
The Charity Commission has made a good start towards becoming a proactive regulator, but still has a long way to go to make sure it is carrying out its functions effectively, quickly and within its budget, according to the National Audit Office.
Social investment will be at the “heart” of the government’s agenda when world leaders meet for the G8 forum later in 2015, Rob Wilson said this week.