In this episode (recorded on Wednesday 26 May), features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and editor Emily Burt discuss recent news stories that have caught their attention.
These include the footballer Marcus Rashford topping Sunday Times Giving List, the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall taking on the national newspapers over "threadbare attacks" on its work and children's cancer charity Clic Sargent changing its name to Young Lives vs Cancer.
Emily and Rebecca also chat about the latest developments at Amnesty International after Amnesty International UK chief executive Kate Allen stepped down earlier than planned amid claims the organisation had failed to adequately tackle institutional racism.
They also discuss how charities should respond to internal reports that reveal concerns about the organisation's culture.
And finally, they look at the evidence from the House of Commons International Development Committee hearing on racism in the foreign aid sector.
This week's coronavirus care package of charity good news stories includes:
- The news that the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rise in digital volunteering, according to new research.
- This excellent Twitter thread from fundraiser Matt Smith about which jobs the characters in Friends would do which job in a fundraising team.
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