Rebecca Cooney

Sexual harassment – the true cost of fundraising?

Third Sector’s survey of fundraisers found a disturbing number of accounts of sexual misconduct and an expectation of flirting for donations. Rebecca Cooney dives into the survey results and asks what can be done to ensure fundraisers are safe at work

Donations… but not as we know them

From breast milk to bone marrow, hair and even artificial limbs, Rebecca Cooney meets the charities asking for more than just money

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Culture war dispatches: Choosing allies and responding with confidence

Rebecca Cooney explores whether a sector-wide response to the culture wars is needed

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Culture war dispatches: Front-line work and mindful messaging

In the first of a two-part series, Rebecca Cooney reports on how charities can protect themselves from unfair criticism and right-wing attacks

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CIoF puts relationship with lead convention sponsor on hold over National Rifle Association links

The membership body has also ‘paused’ its commercial links with the online donations platform JustGiving because of its connections to the US-based NRA

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CIoF ‘pauses’ relationship with major sponsors over National Rifle Association links

It follows claims that the software and cloud computing provider Blackbaud, which owns the donations platform JustGiving, has had a longstanding relationship with the National Rifle Association in the US

'Wholesale and organisational' failures at Amnesty International UK, racism inquiry concludes

The independent report lists nine previous action plans the charity has been the subject of in recent years but says it has 'not responded/acted consistently on any of them'

Katie Docherty

Review into claims the CIoF failed to act on sexual harassment taking longer than expected, chief says

Katie Docherty tells Chartered Institute of Fundraising members that the independent body appointed to conduct the exercise has found ‘more work than was originally anticipated’

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Refuge quits Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Ruth Davison, the charity's chief executive, has also resigned as a fellow of the membership body, citing its failure to 'meaningfully change' following complaints about its handling of sexual misconduct allegations

Clare Moriarty

Clare Moriarty: ‘We’ve had some very big shocks to the system’

A year after joining a charity still wrestling with the impact of a racism scandal and a global pandemic, the chief executive of Citizens Advice tells Rebecca Cooney how she is gearing up for the latest crisis

Narrative needed to prevent people ‘tuning out’ from sexual harassment and inequality agenda

Charities must 'build a narrative for change that is inclusive', an event was told

Will charities break away from the crypto chain?

Rebecca Cooney finds out why the Wikimedia Foundation stopped taking crypto donations, and what its decision could mean for other charities

Charities Frost Report

Does the voluntary sector have a class problem?

Social background has an impact on employment outcomes – and although the sector lacks data on class, experts say change is long overdue

London Community Foundation suspends grant to LGB Alliance

Funder said it took the decision because the alliance's charitable status is being challenged

British Tinnitus Association boss steps down after 12 years

David Stockdale said was time "for a new challenge"

Amnesty International UK ‘exhibits institutional racism’, investigation finds

The charity has announced the initial findings of an independent investigation into claims of racism before the full report is published in May

Charity criticised after late cancellation of non-member tickets to star-studded event

People who had paid out for non-refundable travel to the Royal Television Society event featuring the actor Tom Hiddleston have complained to the charity