BHF appoints two new trustees

The British Heart Foundation has appointed Lord Andrew Feldman of Elstree and Daryl Fielding to its board of trustees.

Kids Company founder denies responsibility for charity’s collapse

Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder of defunct charity Kids Company, has resolutely denied blame for the charity’s collapse and has defended its conduct in the process.

Speaking on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, Batmanghelidjh denied to take responsibility for the Kids Company crisis, but said she instead felt “extreme sorrow at the fact the children suffered in this way.”

Commission opens fresh investigation into sports charity

The Charity Commission is set to continue its investigations into sports charity Dream It Believe It Achieve It.

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BLOG: A charity’s digital presence is vital for rebuilding trust

"A charity’s digital presence is a key facilitator in rebuilding and maintaining trust. Similarly, with GDPR and opt in on the horizon, it is more important than ever that charities review their websites to ensure the new regulations are met. This has a direct impact on charities ability to build trust online."

Charity coalition forms to make sector ‘resilient’ to fraud

A coalition of around 40 organisations, including charities, regulators and other professional bodies, is forming to help make the charity sector more resilient to fraud.

Coalition partners are planning to work closely together to raise awareness of the key risks facing charities, to promote and share good counter-fraud practices and improve fraud responses by encouraging organisations to be more open about their experiences when fraud does strike.

Fundraising Regulator amends code of practice following concerns

Changes have been made to the static collection section of the Code of Fundraising Practice after concerns were raised by fundraisers over a number of issues.

17% of organisations lack plan for GDPR

Almost one in seven charities and other organisations do not have a plan in place for General Data Protection Rules (GDPR), which will come into force in little over seven months.

Investment Risks Update
Matt Ritchie talks to Kier Boley of GAM about the latest risks in investment and what charities should be doing to avoid them.

BLOG: Fundraising for the future

"Small charities already do amazing work contributing to making the world a better place. Just imagine what more they could do if they were all able to undertake excellent fundraising from a wider range of supporters."

5 quick tricks for keeping your charity safe from fraud

The Charity Commission is urging trustees to be vigilant in order to protect charities from phishing scams. Here are their top tips for keeping your charity safe.

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Under the microscope

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, as the body overseeing fundraising marks a year in operation. Charity Times looks at how the various bodies are interacting with the sector

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

A review of the research into the positive benefits of volunteering on those who take part

Turning things around

Dr Beverley Jacobson has driven an impressive recovery at learning disability charity Kisharon

Focus: Alternatives and property

Real assets can provide a sustainable and growing income

How to procure the IT you need

How confusing is it for the third sector to choose the right strategy when buying and deploying technology? Charity Times considers the options available to organisations

A question of data

The incoming General Data Protection Regulation will change how data can be used, but few are prepared

Staying safe from the new cyber menace

The ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attack this May brought cybercrime into the limelight, affecting thousands of organisations. As a result of the attack, the Charity Commission said the third sector had to do more to protect itself. What more can charities do?

Interview: A place of safety

How Refuge is continuing to support more women despite deep funding cuts

Getting real

Alternatives are becoming more mainstream as investors increasingly seek the stable, long-term returns of real assets like infrastructure and commercial property

Making the pieces fit

Charity mergers can be a recipe for success, but joining forces can be complicated

Investment Risks Update
Matt Ritchie talks to Kier Boley of GAM about the latest risks in investment and what charities should be doing to avoid them.

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