"The fundraising community simply doesn’t reflect the communities we serve or our population; the fundraising profession is predominantly white and female, whilst in the top charities boards only 6.3% are from BAME backgrounds. We’ve known of the problem for a while, but it is now time to take action."
In a position of authority, stopping to seek stillness isn’t easy. But the public’s perception and expectations of charities has changed dramatically over the past year and it has become essential to ensure your organisation is adapting to the needs of both donors and beneficiaries, says Lauren Weymouth.
"January is the month of New Year resolutions and it seems that a common one to make is the decision to go out and volunteer for a charity. It’s a great impulse.
"Without the free time given by us all, this sector would not exist and would not be providing the valuable services that it delivers."
The Big Lottery Fund and the government have teamed up to provide safeguarding training to charities across the UK.
The announcement comes as part of the wider government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England.
For the last two years, the Weston Charity Awards Small Charity Leaders survey has provided a barometer of the confidence and concerns of small charities.
Small charities from across the UK are ‘sleepwalking’ into a risk management and governance crisis, a new report has revealed.
"Communities are crying out for change. Charities and other social change organisations should be actively seeking them out and setting about co-creating answers to the questions being asked of society."