Charities not acting on diversity, poll finds

More than half of Third Sector Online readers agree that charities are not taking diversity seriously. When asked 'Is the sector just paying lip service to diversity' in last week's poll, 53 per cent said yes, while 47 per cent said no.

The result follows a call by Paul Amadi, co-founder of the Black Fundraisers Network, for charities to follow through their rhetoric on diversity with actions – and cash. Charities need to set targets and carry out workplace assessments in their own workplaces and support the network.

“They need to stop paying lip service to the issue and put their hands in their pockets,” he said

This week’s poll asks: Should the Charity Commission have a greater role in investigating links between charities and terrorist groups?

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