Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising

Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising 1

27 Nov 2015 | Governance | Gareth Jones

Sir Stuart Etherington has restated his criticism of trustees and chief executives for their role in this summer’s fundraising scandals, calling for renewed efforts to improve governance.


Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising

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Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government

You can’t plug the gap in funding for charities tackling domestic abuse against women with the tampon tax, says Alice Sharman.

Olive Cooke’s data sold or traded 43 times by charities, claims Independent

Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller whose suicide triggered a crisis in fundraising regulation, had her details sold on or traded at least 43 times by charities, according to an Independent article.

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