The latest episode of the Third Sector Podcast looks at how charities have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement, after the killing of George Floyd by US police in May sparked worldwide protests against racism.
Third Sector’s editor, Emily Burt spoke to Kunle Olulode, chief executive of Voice 4 Change England and Saba Shafi, an organiser for Charity So White, about the steps charities have already taken to tackle institutional racism within society and within their own organisations, and what more needs to be done.
And features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney talks to the newest member of the Third Sector team and former PR Week reporter, Stephen Delahunty about how charities can best approach talking about their anti-racism policies.
Later, Rebecca and news editor Andy Ricketts unwrap their coronavirus care package - this month’s good news stories from the sector.
- The National Trust’s Twitter thread on how the histories of certain objects in its collection are connected to slavery and colonialism.
- Marie Curie’s campaign to have 23 March 2021 become a national day of reflection and mourning for those who have passed away during the coronavirus crisis.
- The Shaw Trust’s announcement that it is looking to recruit an additional 600 new people
- Distance runner Kyle Greig’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most miles run on a treadmill in 24 hours to raise money for Children’s Hospitals Across Scotland and The Gathimba Edwards Foundation.
- Fresh Start for Hens, a charity which rehomes chickens, receiving 52,000 requests for hens during lockdown.
- St Barnabas Hospice being forced to stop receiving donated goods for its charity shops after it was inundated with more than 50 tonnes of goods.
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This episode of the Third Sector podcast is sponsored by Salesforce and its social impact center Salesforce.org, which focuses on partnering with the global community of changemakers.
Salesforce.org’s unique business unit is dedicated to creating solutions for non-profit, educational, and philanthropic organisations so they can have a greater impact: and they provide access to powerful technology that empowers changemakers to build a better world.