Rebecca Cooney

Safeguarding seen as a bigger risk than before, research finds

Safeguarding seen as a bigger risk than before, research finds

A report from the accountancy firm Haysmacintyre says 28 per cent of charity respondents to a survey mentioned safeguarding as a principal risk in their annual reports, up from 8 per cent last year

Civil society minister announces £2m fund to help tackle loneliness

Civil society minister announces £2m fund to help tackle loneliness

Baroness Barran says money will aid front-line projects that bring people together, such as community cafes and walking groups

Charities endorse mental health platform

Charities endorse mental health platform

Twelve charities have come together to support and promote Every Mind Matters, which will help people manage their mental health

Animal charities dominate legacy gifts league table again

Animal charities dominate legacy gifts league table again

The Legacy Potential Premier League Table 2019-2020, which ranks charities by their potential to generate bequests from existing supporters, is topped by Cats Protection for the second year running

Sector still has a talent crisis, says Children's Society fundraising lead

Sector still has a talent crisis, says Children's Society fundraising lead

Joe Jenkins tells a conference run by Bond that attracting, keeping and developing the right people is a major issue that comes down to a lack of diversity

DfID will lobby EU to allow development charities to maintain funding after Brexit

DfID will lobby EU to allow development charities to maintain funding after Brexit

Chris Carter, head of the department's policy and exit group, tells Bond conference that existing rules are 'unfair'

Look beyond grant-funding, Comic Relief head of investment tells charities

Look beyond grant-funding, Comic Relief head of investment tells charities

Sue Wicks tells delegates at a Bond conference that charities are going to have to be creative to find new funding in the next five years

NCVO publishes free safeguarding resources for charities

NCVO publishes free safeguarding resources for charities

Karl Wilding, chief executive of the umbrella body, says 'there can be no higher priority for the voluntary sector' than safeguarding

Cancer Research UK to stick with opt-in only communications policy

Cancer Research UK to stick with opt-in only communications policy

The charity says it will not be following the RNLI in abandoning the approach

Chair of Oxfam GB to step down after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Chair of Oxfam GB to step down after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Caroline Thomson, who joined the charity on a three-year term in 2017, says she will step down next year after a successor is appointed

New course aims to help more young BAME women become charity trustees

New course aims to help more young BAME women become charity trustees

The Beyond Suffrage programme, which will be free for participants, is being run by the social enterprise Social Practice ENT

Burnett Works fundraising agency closes after 17 years

Burnett Works fundraising agency closes after 17 years

The co-owners say they have decided they want to be doing something else

RNLI to drop opt-in-only communications policy

RNLI to drop opt-in-only communications policy

The life-saving charity says it will rely on 'legitimate interest', given its problems with funding and increased use of its services

Whistleblowing disclosures to the commission have more than doubled over past two years

Whistleblowing disclosures to the commission have more than doubled over past two years

The number of reports might have increased because people are more willing to come forward with safeguarding concerns after the scandals last year

A third of staff at the Alzheimer's Society 'have negative view of leadership'

A third of staff at the Alzheimer's Society 'have negative view of leadership'

An internal survey of staff found that 31 per cent held a negative viewsof the leadership, with 38 per cent having a positive one, 15 percentage points lower than the benchmark for similar charities

Almost half of businesses 'have increased the support they give local communities'

Almost half of businesses 'have increased the support they give local communities'

A report by the firm peak b says 42 per cent of the 500 small businesses surveyed had increased their practical or financial support to organisations in their local communities

Jeremy Hughes to step down from the Alzheimer's Society

Jeremy Hughes to step down from the Alzheimer's Society

The charity says his departure as chief executive is in no way connected to recent criticism online about its senior management

Ensure your fundraising materials are in line with revamped code, charities warned

Ensure your fundraising materials are in line with revamped code, charities warned

The new Code of Fundraising Practice comes into effect on 1 October, and the Fundraising Regulator has urged charities to ensure they are operating in line with it

Charity Commission accused of 'undue scrutiny' of Muslim charities

Charity Commission accused of 'undue scrutiny' of Muslim charities

The international development charity Human Aid UK has reacted angrily to being the subject of a second commission inquiry in five years

Fundraiser of the Week: Kat Dixon of Catch22

Fundraiser of the Week: Kat Dixon of Catch22

The head of partnership development at the social welfare charity talks to Third Sector about interpersonal skills and recruiting people from outside the sector