15 May 2014
Former chair of Stonewall and Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the charity’s former chief executive Ben Summerskill after he posted a series of remarks on Twitter during the charity’s Equality Dinner.
John Grounds, director of marketing and campaigns and deputy chief executive of the RSPCA, has stepped down.
The single biggest mistake that British charities make is not investing in fundraising, Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett told a conference of charity trustees yesterday.
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.
The Charity Commission will publish a new online register by the end of May which will display more information about charities, including whether their trustees are paid.
Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.
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.
Steve Moore, the chief executive of Big Society Network, is setting up a new charity and last month invited the deputy chair of the Magna Carta Trust - the charity awarded £1m by the government in Wednesday’s Budget - to join its trustee board.
Shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy has warned that charity leadership needs to tackle the problem of unfair pay ratios in charities, saying she has found a gulf between what people at the top and those on the frontline in charities say about pay.
Charities will have to provide more information about their activities in their annual return, including information about fundraising, payment to trustees, trading and grantmaking, the Charity Commission has said.
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