Features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and editor Emily Burt look at the Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index.
At the beginning of the week, CAF released the results of its annual global survey of giving and generosity.
The report revealed that the UK had dropped out of the top 20 most generous countries in the world for the first time after lockdown hampered nationwide fundraising efforts during the pandemic.
Rebecca and Emily look at what happened to giving in the UK and which countries ranked among the most generous this year.
They also briefly refer to the ongoing situation around the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's handling of sexual misconduct allegations.
If you've been affected by any of the issues raised by this story, you can access support though Victim Support by calling 08 08 16 89 111 or visiting the website. Legal and employment advice is also available here from Rights of Women.
Our previous episode on sexual harassment in fundraising, from March, is available here.
This week's coronavirus care package of charity good news stories includes:
- The news that the Charity Commission has said it does not allow staff to use unauthorised messaging apps or those that use self-deleting technology to avoid scrutiny
Thai Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese conservationist, who has just been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize – known as the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize – for his work to save the highly endangered pangolin
The American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has given awayr $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to 286 organisations. Scott was formerly married to the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and following the divorce in 2019 has a fortune of $57bn.
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