18 Sep 2014
A man has admitted pocketing £300,000 donated by members of the public who believed it would go to Help for Heroes.
JustGiving’s former client services director has defended the profits and salaries unveiled in the company’s latest accounts and queried why it is less acceptable for it to make decent profits than other companies that supply services to charities.
A business that has just launched a software solution to help charities report their expenses boasts Professor Paul Palmer as a board member – the same Paul Palmer that sits on the independent panel that is devising guidance on how charities should report their expenses.
Charities must be mindful of negative PR in the wake of the RSPCA legacy case, according to charity law firm Bates Wells and Braithwaite. Last week, the RSPCA lost a High Court battle to keep a legacy worth around £2m which was successfully contested by the will-maker's daughter, Dr Christine Gill.
The Girls’ Day School Trust has appointed Helen Fraser, managing director of publisher Penguin UK, as its new chief executive.
Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.
The Association of Charity Shops has appointed Warren Alexander at its new chief executive. Alexander will begin in November, having previously been chief executive of Core, a charity which funds research into gut and liver disease.
The Independent Expert Group on charity expenses is seeking out people who might have a view on the subject and interviewing them in order to gauge their views.
Some £6.6m of government funding earmarked to be distributed by the Futurebuilders Fund had to be returned to the Treasury at the end of March because Futurebuilders was unable to spend it in time.
GuideStar Data Services has launched a ‘charity-friendly’ credit-scoring and financial health check tool. The Third Sector Scorecard is already being used by capacity-building intermediaries as an ‘early warning system’ to identify sector organisations that are getting into financial difficulties and helping them to target their interventions most effectively.