NCVO publishes set of ethical principles for charities

The NCVO has launched its Charity Ethical Principles guidance, aimed at providing a benchmark of good practice among the sector.

The new guidance, formerly the Charity Code of Ethics, follows months of consultation and engagement with charities of all sizes.

Oxfam’s focus and management of power was detrimental to staff, review finds

Oxfam spent too much time focussing on what it aims to achieve rather than how it’s done, a scathing report into the charity has revealed.

An interim review into the charity, published by an independent commission, claimed the way 'power is managed' and trust is ‘earned and kept’ within the organisation has been at the expense of Oxfam’s staff and the communities they serve.

Charity governance: what to expect in 2019

After another tumultuous year in the charity sector, governance still demands much attention from boards, advisers and commentators. These are some of the key challenges you'll need to prepare for.

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Charity technology trends to watch out for in 2019

Charities are now faced with two choices: embrace digital or fail. But what key trends are likely to dominate the technology space this coming year?

ESG: good and bad practices revealed

What are the good and bad practices when it comes to the ‘stewardship’ of your assets and how can a charity identify ‘greenwashing’? Asset managers have to step up their reporting of ESG issues, particularly around climate change, and clients need to hold their asset managers firmly to account, says Paul Fairbrother.

Nine charities given govt funding for youth group expansion

The government has named nine charities who will receive funding to help create more spaces at youth groups around the UK.

NCVO: charities need to prepare for a difficult year

Charities face a financially challenging year ahead as a result of Brexit uncertainty, tight government budgets and a slow economy, the NCVO has warned.

According to the membership body’s annual PEST analysis, Road Ahead, charities are cautioned to be aware that a weak pound, high inflation and declining investment in the UK leave the economy ‘fragile’.

What can fundraisers expect from 2019?

The past few years have proven to be a huge challenge for fundraisers, who have had to work against a backdrop of media scrutiny and greater competition. Will 2019 be any lighter on the chaos? Becky Slack explores.

What were the most read charity opinion pieces of 2018?

As the year draws to a close, we have rounded up the five most popular opinion pieces to have hit the Charity Times website this year.

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