Labour launches civil society strategy

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 must do more to address workplace bullying, report finds

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.

Sector's first climate change summit launched for charity investors

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.

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Just 25% of charity professionals work for charities that are 'fit for future', report claims

Just 25 per cent of charity professionals think their charity's organisational structure is “fit for the future”, a new report has revealed.

The report, The Future Charity, which was compiled by three consultancies: Kivo, Manifesto and massive found three-quarters (74 per cent) of those surveyed think their organisation’s “structures and processes inhibit our ability to change”.

Galloway-fronted charity may not have carried out any charitable activity

A charity with high-profile support from former Labour and Respect MP George Galloway may not have spent any of its donations on charitable activities, a Charity Commission inquiry has concluded.

Fundraising profession not diverse enough, IOF report reveals

BAME communities and people with disabilities are significantly under-represented within fundraising across the UK, a new report has revealed.

Teenage Cancer Trust appoints new director of services

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.

SORP must service beneficiaries, the public and small charities better, review finds

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.

Fundraising Regulator unveils revised Code of Practice

The Fundraising Regulator has launched a revised version of the Code of Fundraising Practice, to come into effect in October 2019.

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