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.
John Grounds, director of marketing and campaigns and deputy chief executive of the RSPCA, has stepped down.
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.
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 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.
One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.
Paula Sussex, senior vice president, public sector of CGI, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Charity Commission.
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.
The Lord Mayor has this week announced a new City’s Giving Day which she hopes will raise £350,000 for charities.
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.
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