15 May 2014
Oxfam’s international secretariat has made the decision in principle to move its headquarters from Oxford to either Bangkok or Nairobi as part of a wider objective to devolve power from the northern to the southern hemisphere.
Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.
The Bath Recreation Ground Trust has decided to apply for leave to appeal last month’s Charity Tribunal decision, which ordered it to replace its board with independent trustees, saying it is “financially unhelpful”.
The Charity Commission is “wildly under-gunned to regulate large charities and does not have the skills and expertise to do it with any credibility”, according to Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
Alex Swallow, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, has resigned from the organisation after he and the trustees decided the organisation could no longer financially sustain his wage.
11 Apr 2014
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
Jane Tully, deputy director of policy at CFG, has been appointed head of insight and engagement at debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust.
William Shawcross has warned that the Charity Commission needs “adequate funding and stronger legal powers if it is to meet Parliament’s expectations”, in response to the Public Accounts Committee’s recent damning report on its effectiveness.
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