Charities need to start asking themselves ‘uncomfortable’ questions about the ethics of social media platforms such as Facebook and Pinterest, digital expert Zoe Amar has warned.
Speaking to the audience of the WCVA’s gofod3 conference in Cardiff today, Amar said charities must be prepared to start asking some ‘tough’ questions about the platforms they are using ‘in the here and now’, and whether they ethically align with their goals as an organisation.
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.
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.
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.
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 is set to undergo a new re-brand, including a new website, in the aim of attracting a wider audience.
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.