11 Feb 2016
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has criticised the Institute of Fundraising for not behaving in a “grown-up” manner and fighting a “rearguard action”, rather than supporting the new Fundraising Regulator.
The Fundraising Standards Board’s report into charities and Olive Cooke makes grim reading, and shows a need for an urgent change in the sector's mindset, says David Ainsworth.
The Charity Commission has updated its trustee guidance on reserves, CC19, but the Charity Finance Group has objected to its failure to consult on it first and expressed concerns that it could make the sector less resilient.
Andrew Purkis responds to the PACAC accusation that trustees were "wilfully blind or incompetent" and gives five reasons why they failed to exercise oversight more effectively.
The Charity Commission, Fundraising Standards Board, and energy regulator Ofgem are looking into claims that Age UK encouraged its beneficiaries to sign up for expensive energy tariffs in return for donations of £6m a year from the energy company E.ON.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
Charity chief executives are less trusted than lawyers, NHS managers and civil servants, a poll by Ipsos Mori has revealed.
Workplace Giving UK, the defunct payroll giving agency, owes 18 employees an estimated total of £120,135 in terms of redundancy and notice pay, according to documents published yesterday.
The government has promised a “fundamental review of how it makes grants” to charities, and has said it will create a central register of all charitable grants, following the collapse of Kids Company.
The Institute of Fundraising has said it will not hand over the Code of Fundraising Practice to the new Fundraising Regulator until it has fundraising experts within its governance structure, and has also expressed concerns about a “single reset button” Fundraising Preference Service.
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