"The Presidents Club scandal earlier this year reignited the debate as to whether it is ever appropriate for a charity to refuse or return a donation. This is a complex decision, which often has to be taken in a media frenzy."
"Ensuring small charities have the skills and confidence to fundraise can only be done in collaboration, with funders, infrastructure bodies, membership bodies, local, regional and national governments working together – listening to and engaging with small charities to hear their needs and priorities and collectively identifying solutions."
Around 7,000 people have cancelled regular donations to Oxfam in the wake of the Haiti sex scandal.
In light of the Oxfam scandal, robust governance and strong safeguarding policies and procedures are essential to make clear what is illegal and what is not acceptable, says Jayne Adams
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.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Oxfam and set out steps to improve safeguarding among the charity sector.
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’s deputy chief executive, Penny Lawrence, has resigned over the Haiti sex scandal, claiming she takes full responsibility for the handling of the events.
Oxfam’s chair Caroline Thomson has announced a ‘package of measures’ for handling sexual abuse cases in the wake of the Haiti scandal.
"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.
The allegations made against Oxfam have “absolutely no place in society”, the Charity Commission has warned.
Oxfam has been accused of covering up for senior aid workers, who allegedly used prostitutes while working in earthquake-hit Haiti.
Facebook is set to award up to $10m (£722,000) in grants to community leaders as part of the Facebook Community Leadership Programme, which aims to fund people creating and leading communities.