This week, Third Sector's editor Emily Burt and features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney are joined by news editor Andy Ricketts and senior reporter Stephen Delahunty to look back at an eventful year in charity news.
They pick out some of their top stories from 2021, which include:
- The EDI report which found bullying and discrimination at all levels of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, and the #NotJustNCVO campaign it sparked.
- The charity raffle in Frome that was cancelled after someone attempted to exploit a loophole in the rules by claiming 2,001 free entries
- Charities' incredible contribution to the pandemic relief effort
- The paintings stolen by the Nazis in 1938 which raised £550,000 for the Vision Foundation after being recovered and auctioned off
- The year's developments in the Kids Company saga – following the court case which concluded at the end of last year
- The Moggery, a cat charity that stood by its patron Piers Morgan following his controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex
- The ongoing row over the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's handling of sexual harassment allegations against one of its fellows (Content note: this discussion lasts from 28 minutes to 31 minutes for those who wish to skip it). For a deeper look at sexual harassment in fundraising, check out our previous episode on this issue, available here.
- The animal shelter that was accidentally told its crucial planning application was "proper whack" as a result of a council admin error
This week's Good News Bulletin includes an update on the fundraiser SpeedoMick, who has braved Storm Arwen in only his swimming pants, and Legs4Africa celebrating donating its 10,000th prosthetic leg.
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