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Around 7,000 people have cancelled regular donations to Oxfam in the wake of the Haiti sex scandal.

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The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Oxfam and set out steps to improve safeguarding among the charity sector.

Charities 'putting off' GDPR are running out of time, warns law firm

Charities are running out of time to ensure compliance with new data protection laws, and could be ready to face some stuff penalties, a law firm has warned.

Oxfam deputy chief resigns over handling of sex claims

Oxfam’s deputy chief executive, Penny Lawrence, has resigned over the Haiti sex scandal, claiming she takes full responsibility for the handling of the events.

Charity regulators call for comments on amendments to SORP

Charity regulators across the UK have called for comments on amendments to the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP), following changes in the UK-Irish accounting standards.

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Oxfam Haiti crisis: charity to enforce new ‘package of measures’

Oxfam’s chair Caroline Thomson has announced a ‘package of measures’ for handling sexual abuse cases in the wake of the Haiti scandal.

When should charity trustees accept it's time to move on?

"Being honest in the self-reflection of performance isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but for trustees, it’s vital to the success of a charity," says Louise Thomson.

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Social media can boost brand awareness, act as a tool for fundraising and increase donations, but one size doesn’t fit all.

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A review of the research into the positive benefits of volunteering on those who take part

Staying safe from the new cyber menace

The ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attack this May brought cybercrime into the limelight, affecting thousands of organisations. As a result of the attack, the Charity Commission said the third sector had to do more to protect itself. What more can charities do?

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Alternatives are becoming more mainstream as investors increasingly seek the stable, long-term returns of real assets like infrastructure and commercial property

A question of data

The incoming General Data Protection Regulation will change how data can be used, but few are prepared

Turning things around

Dr Beverley Jacobson has driven an impressive recovery at learning disability charity Kisharon

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Under the microscope

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, as the body overseeing fundraising marks a year in operation. Charity Times looks at how the various bodies are interacting with the sector

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