Oxfam International to relocate HQ abroad

Oxfam International to relocate HQ abroad

23 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: Property

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.


Oxfam International to relocate HQ abroad

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CEBF establishes advisory council

The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund has established an advisory council to raise the profile of the fund.

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Around 600 young people who took part in the government’s National Citizen Service six-week programme this year, will tonight attend a graduation party hosted by volunteering charity Orange RockCorps at the O2 Islington Academy.

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Baldslow War Memorial Hall

A Sussex village hall due to host a talk by BNP leader Nick Griffin on Sunday cancelled the event after council bosses threatened to remove its rates relief  if the meeting went ahead.

Say thank-you to volunteers, says policy expert

Charities have to remember to say “thank-you” to volunteers so they feel valued and continue; and government should be cautious about telling people to volunteer, an NCVO policy officer has advised.

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'Disparate' benevolent sector must come together

Benevolent charities must look to collaboration as a solution to combatting funding cuts and increased competition for grants, according to a new report looking at the challenges facing the benevolent sector.

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