Camila Batmanghelidjh: I never wanted to run Kids Company

Camila Batmanghelidjh: I never wanted to run Kids Company 1

23 Jul 2015 | David Ainsworth

After a year of controversy, Kids Company announced that its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, would step down from the role of chief executive. She tells David Ainsworth that her charity has been unfairly criticised.


Camila Batmanghelidjh: I never wanted to run Kids Company

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Rob Wilson: 'We can’t afford to have the goodwill of the public haemorrhaging away'

The minister for civil society tells David Ainsworth the government will legislate to regulate fundraising if the charity sector fails to act strongly enough to reform 'industrial scale' cold calling practices.

Jen Dougan, director of fundraising, Breast Cancer Now: 'Fundraisers should respond to scrutiny with strength and grace'

Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer recently united under a single brand: Breast Cancer Now. Jen Dougan, director of fundraising talks about the triumphs and the challenges of merging two entities for the good of the cause.

Moira Sinclair: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation needs to stay relevant

Today the Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveiled its new strategy. Its chief executive, Moira Sinclair, tells Kirsty Weakley what it hopes to achieve and what it expects from potential grantees.

Barbara Frost won the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement

Barbara Frost, chief executive of WaterAid for the last ten years, was honoured with the first-ever eponymously named Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, at The Charity Awards 2015.  She spoke to Tania Mason about her career.

 Colin Lloyd, FRSB: 'The advent of social media means that a badly handled complaint can easily escalate'

After more than nine years of service, Colin Lloyd is stepping down as chair of the Fundraising Standards Board. He speaks to Fundraising Magazine about the reasons for increases in the number of complaints and the work still to do to raise public awareness.

Nina Saffuri, War Child UK: 'Concerts are expensive, so we are not looking to create more of that type of event as part of our growth strategy'

Partway through an ambitious growth strategy, War Child UK is in a period of intense activity. Director of fundraising Nina Saffuri offers insight into how the charity is aiming to meet targets.

Meet the funder: OneFamily Foundation

A product of the merger between Family Investments and Engage Mutual, OneFamily Foundation allows customers to choose what projects to fund, says marketing manager Julie Stead-Connor

Rose Bray, Steve Raw, Ned Younger and Tania Mason

Charityworks - the voluntary sector's graduate recruitment programme, has been running for more than six years with nearly 100 charities and housing associations taking part.  Tania Mason spoke to some of those involved.

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