Andy Ricketts

The child rights charity Children on the Edge raised £114,715 from this year’s Big Give

Big Give Christmas Challenge raises record £33m in a week

The total is 15 per cent up on last year’s total, organisers say

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Regulator proposes up to 50 per cent increase in fundraising levy

The Fundraising Regulator says it faces an increased caseload and unexpected inflation

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Little progress on tackling racism in the voluntary sector, report finds

Research shows while charities are signalling they are against racism, they are not taking the practical steps needed to change experiences for people working in the sector

Delyth Morgan

‘Inspirational’ Breast Cancer Now chief to step down

Baroness Delyth Morgan will retire having led the charity and its constituent parts for 23 years

Ruth Marks

Umbrella body chief executive to retire

Ruth Marks has led the Wales Council for Voluntary Action since 2015

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Lack of support for charities in Autumn Statement will force some to close, leaders warn

The NCVO says no uplift for grants and contracts is ‘a blow’, while the Charity Tax Group says overlooking the voluntary sector is a ‘significant disappointment’

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The Big Help Out to return next year

An estimated 7.2 million people took part in the first event earlier this year, which took place on the bank holiday of the coronation weekend in May

Mark Atkinson

RNID chief to take top job at the Royal British Legion

Mark Atkinson succeeds Charles Byrne at the RBL, while the RNID says deputy chief Harriet Oppenheimer will replace Atkinson

Regulator facing ‘high demand of queries’ from charities struggling to use its online filing system

Orlando Fraser, chair of the Charity Commission, says the regulator was ‘aware that some charities are having issues onboarding on the new service at the moment’

Martin Houghton-Brown

St John Ambulance chief executive to step down

Martin Houghton-Brown has led the first aid charity since January 2018

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Animal charities dominate legacy league table

The research company Fastmap and the consultancy Freestyle Marketing have ranked charities by their potential to generate gifts in wills from existing supporters

Jenny Willott (Photograph: Rufus Cox/Getty Images)

Charity hires former Liberal Democrat voluntary sector spokesperson as next chief

Jenny Willott held the party’s charity brief between 2009 and 2010

Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Former commission chair among peers to criticise conflicts of interest at the Royal Albert Hall

Baroness Stowell of Beeston was speaking in a House of Lords debate about changes to the charity's constitution

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Charity gives chief £320,000 payment after ‘detrimental’ changes made to his contract

The organisation says its board felt that changes were necessary to certain clauses in the contract to ‘protect the charity from potential operational and financial risk’

Romilly Greenhill

NGO umbrella body Bond reveals next leader

Romilly Greenhill joins from the One Campaign

Sector income down for the first time in 10 years, research finds

The figures come from the latest UK Civil Society Almanac, which is compiled by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations

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Navca reports 12 per cent rise in income

The infrastructure charity recorded a small surplus in the year to the end of March

John-Arne Røttingen (Photograph: John-Arne Røttingen)

UK's biggest grant-maker unveils new chief

John-Arne Røttingen is ambassador for global health at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway

Ciara Devlin

New chief executive at refugee charity

The organisation plans to quadruple the number of people it supports by 2030

Major charity's income almost halves over two years as it files accounts five months late

The organisation has been placed in the Charity Commission’s statutory inquiry for having at least two years’ worth of accounts overdue