The Charity Commission has delivered some damning conclusions about the Oxfam Haiti scandal, with implications for the wider sector, in a highly-anticipated report published today.
The charity regulator has issued an official warning to Oxfam GB, with trustees ordered to submit an action plan by the end of June, setting out how the charity will implement outstanding actions and recommendations required by the commission.
The Labour Party has launched its civil society strategy, which includes pledges to increase grant funding for charities, repeal of the Lobbying Act; and create a Charities Leadership Programme designed to increase diversity among charity leaders.
Charity leaders should initiate a sector-wide discussion about bullying and workplace culture; and every charity should nominate at least one trustee and one senior manager to lead the organisation’s approach to staff workplace wellbeing, according to a new report.
The report, In Plain Sight, published by ACEVO and the Centre for Mental Health, assessed the experiences of bullying among 524 respondents to an online survey; and 20 people with whom the researchers conducted in-depth interviews. All examples of bullying occurred within registered charities in England and Wales during the past five years.
A new climate change conference for charity investors is open for registration.
The event, Charity Investor's Forum on Climate Change, has been launched to help charity investors ensure the climate is prioritised in the investment of charity assets, whilst still generating a good income.
Teenage Cancer Trust has appointed Dr Louise Soanes as its new director of services.
Soanes, who is currently Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Consultant at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), will replace the charity's interim director of services, Tanya Curry, in the Autumn this year.
The charities SORP must be refocused to meet the needs of small charities and the charity beneficiaries and members of the public who use charity reports and accounts, according to a new review.
The Fundraising Regulator has launched a revised version of the Code of Fundraising Practice, to come into effect in October 2019.