Ben Summerskill

Former Stonewall chief takes to Twitter after Equality Dinner snub 2

24 Mar 2014 | Vibeka Mair

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.


Former Stonewall chief takes to Twitter after Equality Dinner snub

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John Grounds, deputy CEO, RSPCA

John Grounds, director of marketing and campaigns and deputy chief executive of the RSPCA, has stepped down.

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

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 Small Charities Coalition

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.

Commission to launch new register of charities next month

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.

» Organisations which spend more on campaigning than field work shouldn't be charities, MP says

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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 is setting up a new charity, the Great Charter Foundation

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.

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

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.

Charity Commission seeks more information in 2014 annual return

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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