Rebecca Cooney

Aid sector has not done enough to tackle historical links to colonialism, academic warns

Aid sector has not done enough to tackle historical links to colonialism, academic warns

Khadijah Diskin of Manchester Metropolitan University says if charities do not acknowledge their histories they are likely to be repeated

Can the Chartered Institute of Fundraising win back its members’ trust?

Can the Chartered Institute of Fundraising win back its members’ trust?

The membership body has been repeatedly criticised over its handling of allegations of sexual misconduct. Rebecca Cooney finds out how it can repair the relationship with members

Nancy Kelley: 'As an organisation we have lived through this before'

Nancy Kelley: 'As an organisation we have lived through this before'

After a testing first year, Rebecca Cooney speaks to Nancy Kelley, chief executive of Stonewall, about why change can be the best way to honour a charity’s roots

Small Charities Coalition chief executive announces plans to leave

Small Charities Coalition chief executive announces plans to leave

Rita Chadha says she wants to return to a more frontline role after two years in the position

Domestic violence charity threatens legal action over racism claims

Domestic violence charity threatens legal action over racism claims

Solace Women's Aid has said the allegations, published in The Independent on Sunday, were 'defamatory and untrue'

User-centred approach will generate greater impact, says Comic Relief boss

User-centred approach will generate greater impact, says Comic Relief boss

Samir Patel says the more organisations put people front and centre, the greater impact they can have

Speakers pull out of CIoF convention after 'shambolic' annual general meeting

Speakers pull out of CIoF convention after 'shambolic' annual general meeting

Two people who were due to make presentations at the convention say they are also concerned about the membership body's handling of sexual misconduct complaints

CIoF annual general meeting branded a 'masterclass in question avoidance'

CIoF annual general meeting branded a 'masterclass in question avoidance'

Members of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising express frustration that the meeting limited answers to queries

Tearfund signed new non-disclosure agreement on same day it pledged to stop using them

Tearfund signed new non-disclosure agreement on same day it pledged to stop using them

The development charity says the new NDA is to protect the identity of a survivor of a safeguarding incident

CIoF admits it was 'not clear enough' about outcome of investigation into former chief executive

CIoF admits it was 'not clear enough' about outcome of investigation into former chief executive

The consultancy Tell Jane had looked into allegations that Peter Lewis had failed to investigate a claim of sexual assault

CIoF apologises for failing to contact witnesses before publication of report into handling of sexual misconduct claims

CIoF apologises for failing to contact witnesses before publication of report into handling of sexual misconduct claims

The apology came after the consultancy which conducted the investigation denied promising to communicate the results with witnesses and survivors

'Disgusted' CIoF committee chair quits over its handling of sexual misconduct claims

'Disgusted' CIoF committee chair quits over its handling of sexual misconduct claims

It comes after an independent report cleared the institute's former chief executive of any wrongdoing over claims that he was told about a sexual assault at one of its events but failed to act

Former CIoF chief cleared of wrongdoing over claims he failed to act on sexual harassment complaint

Former CIoF chief cleared of wrongdoing over claims he failed to act on sexual harassment complaint

An independent investigation into the actions of Peter Lewis was launched after allegations were made on social media in March

Curtain down: how the arts and heritage sector survived Covid-19

Curtain down: how the arts and heritage sector survived Covid-19

Rebecca Cooney explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on arts, culture, heritage and science charities This analysis is available to subscribers of The Knowledge