5 Jul 2016
The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.
Sandie Foxall-Smith discusses the differences she observed and the things she learned on moving from the private sector to the charity sector.
TimeBank and Community Development Exchange have been told they have failed in their bids to secure further funding from the Office for Civil Society’s strategic partner programme.
The first steps towards charity regulation have been taken by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland today as it begins regulatory scrutiny of all charities registered with HMRC for tax purposes.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
The Charities Bill, which will consolidate existing charity legislation, is going through Parliament.
A full and frank explanation of the reasoning behind Amnesty International's pay-off packages to Irene Khan and Kate Gilmore has been given by the organisation's international executive committee (IEC) chairman, Peter Pack, in which he describes the payment to Khan of over £533,000 as the "least-worst option".
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