29 Oct 2013
A new charity, backed by a £20m pledge from the Wellcome Trust, is aiming to do for mental health research what Cancer Research UK has done for cancer.
The public benefit provisions in the Charities Act 2006 are “critically flawed” and should be repealed, the Public Administration Select Committee has recommended to the government.
ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson is understood to have been arrested on suspicion of charity fraud and money-laundering.
One of the first existing charities to convert to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation has already decided to dissolve its CIO status after realising that it would have to change all its communications materials to incorporate its new CIO registration number.
New NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless took to Twitter yesterday to distance the charity from a branch chair who had given convicted paedophile Stuart Hall a character reference during his court case.
What a disgrace! The moment their commercial interests are threatened they pull their funding and worse, their members threaten to raise twice as much money as they give, just to drag Shelter through the courts. Nothing speaks of their industry's values more eloquently.
The fundraising profession is often described as a young one, and that is true. While it can take decades to forge an impact on the sector, some young fundraisers are getting noticed early.
Jackie Ballard, who left her chief executive role at Action on Hearing Loss in September last year to become CEO of Womankind Worldwide, is to stand down after less than a year leading the international human rights charity.
Early figures suggest that the Peterborough social impact bond has led to a 6 per cent reduction in recidivism over two corresponding two-year periods, against a 16 per cent rise nationally.
A potential £4bn of funding could be unlocked for the charity sector if solicitors were to remind those writing a will to consider giving to charity, according to a study conducted by the Cabinet Office’s behavioural insights team.