Joe Saxton: Wales needs its own charity regulator

Wales needs a charity regulator of its own because the Charity Commission 'does not serve Wales well’, charity consultant Joe Saxton has said.

Addressing an audience of charity sector professionals at the gofod3 conference in Cardiff today, Saxton said charity regulation should not be tied to English needs and should reflect the individual needs of Welsh charities.

Project launches to 'rebalance relationship' between large and small charities

Sector bodies have come together to launch a new project, designed to rebalance the relationship between large and small charities in public services.

The NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales plan to explore how voluntary organisations of different sizes can work better together in bidding for and delivering public services.

Woman jailed for defrauding her charity of £85k

A former employee of Yorkshire Cancer Research has been jailed for more than four years for defrauding the charity of over £85k by pretending to have cancer.

According to the Guardian, Patricia Robertshaw, an events manager at the cancer research charity, was sentenced by a judge who claimed she had “shown no shame” in pretending to have radiotherapy to earn three months’ sick pay from the organisation.

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How to use social media as a tool for better charity leadership

Social media platforms can feel overwhelming for the digital novice, but they can also be an excellent way to lead your charity. Kate Collins, winner of this this year's Social Media CEO of the Year Award, talks through some of her top tips for using your personal social media accounts as a way of engaging with staff, communities and beneficiaries – and being a better leader for it.

Diversity 'access fund' launched to provide bursaries for IoF Convention

The Institute of Fundraising has launched a new diversity 'access fund', which is designed to raise £10,000 to fund bursaries for the Fundraising Convention in July.

The third sector needs a 'revolution' to be fit for 21st century, activist warns

There must be a revolution in the charity sector to ensure it is fit for the 21st Century, feminist activist Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith has said.

Centre for Ageing Better appoints new chair

The Centre for Ageing Better has appointed Professor Dame Carol Black as its new chair.

Dame Carol will take up the role from 1 May 2019 and provide leadership of the organisation, working closely with the charity’s chief executive, Dr Anna Dixon.

Samaritans undergoes re-brand

Samaritans is set to undergo a new re-brand, including a new website, in the aim of attracting a wider audience.

Review: Global charity, global trust

Fundraising Around the World, a new report from nfpSynergy and Australia’s More Strategic reveals the global attitudes towards charity, notably public trust. But what did it find and how does the UK rank compared to the rest of the world? Mark Evans explores.

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