The new chair of the Charity Commission has announced a new strategy to help the public regain trust in charities.
In her first speech as chair of the Charity Commission, Baroness Stowell of Beeston said the public trusts charities “no more than they trust the average stranger they meet on the street”.
"Leadership in the third sector is more crucial than ever and finding talented employees can be a challenge at a time when the both employers and candidates are feeling cautious.
"When considering candidates, look out for transferable skills, adaptability and enthusiasm over experience in a particular sector. The benefits of increasing the diversity of experience in your team are undeniable."
International aid organisations have warned the government against using global development funding to promote the UK’s commercial and security goals over helping the world’s poorest people.
Bond, the network organisation of more than 450 international development NGOs, and international development campaign group Global Justice Now, have issued the warning after secretary of state for international development Penny Mordaunt set out her vision for overhauling international development aid.
MPs are warning charities against hiring public affairs agencies for their lobbying activity and are instead recommending building a close relationship with around a dozen of their ranks.
The advice comes in a nfpSynergy survey of MPs, who were asked to imagine they worked for a charity and how best to spend a few thousand pounds on lobbying activity.
A care charity has removed the word “hospice” from its name because it is deterring people from using its services.
Save the Children’s handling of allegations of misconduct and harassment against its staff is to be investigated by the Charity Commission.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have urged well-wishers to make a charity donation instead of sending them presents ahead of their wedding.
Councils are leaving charity shops facing a ‘postcode lottery’ regarding business rate relief and waste disposal charges, research suggests.
Charity Bank has announced record growth during the first quarter of 2018.
Grants worth £684,000 have been handed out to 15 charities and social enterprises to help them attract further funding by improving how they manage and evidence the social impact of their work.
The chief executive of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has stepped down amid safeguarding concerns at one of its children’s care homes.
A statement issued by the charity’s chair Eleanor Southwood said that chief executive Sally Harvey has quit after the Charity Commission opened a class inquiry into the RNIB and its subsidiary, the RNIB Charity.
April and May are the peak times for job vacancies in the charity sector, according to an online recruitment firm’s research.
CV Library analysed the timing of more than 150,000 of its job listings and found that an average of 10 per cent of all charity sector roles in a year are posted during May, compared to just half that proportion in December.
Action Aid and Families for Children are among 20 charities nominated for a Charity Governance Award this year.
The nominated charities are competing in seven categories with the winners, who receive a £5,000 grant, set to be announced at a ceremony in London on May 24.
MPs are urging the government to put in place a swift replacement to the European Social Fund (ESF) when the UK leaves the European Union, saying any gap in provision would be “disastrous”.
The fund currently provides £500m a year to charities and other organisations for supporting the employment prospects and skills of people in disadvantaged communities.
The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into a religious charity over late submission of accounts. The Islamic Educational Society of Blackburn had been included in a class inquiry by the regulator launched in February last year into charities that had repeatedly defaulted on their accounting obligations.
The net fall in the number of high street charity shops has almost doubled over the last year, according to latest figures.
Research carried out by the Local Data Company for accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) into High Street retail trends found that 271 charity shops closed in 2017, but just 202 opened.