The former chief executive of Butterwick Hospice has been sentenced to four years in jail after de-frauding the charity of over £91,000.
According to a BBC news report, Graham Leggatt-Chidgey spent thousands of pounds on the company credit card between the years of 2009 and 2017 on luxury hotels, restaurants, designer clothes, and jewellery.
The charge, issued by the Information Commission’s Office (ICO), was delivered in response to the charity’s failure to secure the personal data of over 417,000 supporters when hackers entered the charity’s computer network by exploiting a weak password set by the account in 2009.
Amazon is tripling UK charity donations through AmazonSmile for a limited time this month.
From 15-29 June, Amazon will be tripling its usual donation of 0.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent of the net purchase price to the charity of the customer’s choice, with over 6,000 charities to choose from.
Since prevention is better than cure when it comes to fraud, charities, irrespective of size and stature, should be asking themselves these questions about their day-to-day operations, what systems are in place and whether there is a plan to ensure an effective response if fraud is detected.
New research has revealed a list of charities that chief executives from across the sector think should merge to form “mega-charities”.
The research, published by Firetail and based on the responses of 39 charity leaders at chief executive and senior level, highlighted the need for mergers among some of the biggest charities in order to create “category-leading” charities that could “drive greater impact”.
There has never been a better time for charities to raise funds from legacy giving. The transfer of assets between generations has never been greater and is expected to increase sharply over the coming years. But the key to driving income from legacies is a long-term approach.
Organisations wishing to enter the 2018 Charity Times Awards have one week to get entries in before the deadline of 07 June.