10 Sep 2015
Two trustees at the Halo Trust were paid a combined total of £120,000 to review the charity’s structural, remuneration and governance arrangements following the suspension and eventual resignation of its founder and chief executive.
Kids Company has denied reports that plans are being drawn up to close the charity, as the Charity Commission reveals additional “potentially serious concerns” were raised by former staff members.
The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into a London-based charity following concerns that the charity is owed £2m by a company it is associated with.
Kirsty Weakley was on the receiving end of a fundraising phone call last week and disappointingly for a journalist, was not hounded or pressured.
The Royal British Legion has suspended operations with fundraising agency Magnum Direct, and the Fundraising Standards Board has opened an investigation, following an undercover report by the Mail on Sunday.
Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.
William Shawcross has said that if the self-regulation of fundraising cannot be sorted out then the Charity Commission could do it - if the government provided it with extra resources.
Professor Paul Palmer argues that educational underinvestment is preventing finance directors from taking the lead in exploiting new forms of funding.
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Diabetes UK believes it is the first charity to offer its membership content by text message in return for a monthly £3 donation.