18 Sep 2014
Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.
The sector’s code of good governance is no longer fit for purpose for large and complex charities and ought to be updated by its authors, according to CFG trustee and former Charity Commission policy chief Rosie Chapman.
Charities should approach corporate partnerships as “critical friends” if they are going to change business practices for the better, the audience at a launch event for C&E Advisory’s latest Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer heard.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
The Monarch Foundation launched last year to deliver the airline’s corporate responsibility programme. Pauline Prow, chair of the Foundation, explains its work.
Businessman and philanthropist Peter De Haan set up his own charitable trust in 1999 after selling his share in the family business, Saga Group. An advocate of venture philanthropy, he explains his approach to giving.
NPC has warned that introducing charity-only contracts is the “wrong approach to take”, in its response to the Labour Party’s manifesto consultation.
Michael O’Toole, the first Crown Representative for the charity sector, has resigned after two years to become the new chief executive of Mentor, the youth drug and alcohol charity.
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