Srabani Sen: Conversations about diversity might cause discomfort, but we must have them

"However frustrating and uncomfortable these conversations make us, we must have them. Isn’t the prize we seek worth discomfort? And maybe, if we can truly engage, there won’t be a ‘them’ and ‘us’ anymore."

Charities missing out on £46.4bn due to poor communication with HNWI, report finds

There is a 'lack of faith' between charities and high net worth individuals, causing one of the biggest obstacles to philanthropy in the UK, new research has revealed.

According to a new report, Barriers to Giving, 50% of UK millionaires donate 1% or more of their annual income to charity - highlighting a 'lack of understanding and poor communication' between the charity sector and half of the UK's wealthiest people.

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RSPCA staff are set to vote on whether or not to take industrial action in a dispute over pay and new contracts.

Staff are being sent voting papers by union Unite in a consultative ballot, which is designed to ‘test the temperature’ on whether to proceed to a full-scale industrial ballot. Voting closes on 5 December.

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Friends of the Earth CEO departs to head up The Wildlife Trusts

Friends of the Earth CEO, Craig Bennett has been appointed as the new chief executive of The Wildlife Trusts.

Ex-charity chief admits to defrauding employee pension scheme of £250,000

The ex-chief of a disability charity has been prosecuted for defrauding his charity's pension scheme of more than £250,000.

Charity trustee jailed for 25 years for killing fellow board member

A charity trustee has been jailed for 25 years for murdering a fellow board member amid a ‘festering’ dispute about the gardens the pair helped to run for the charity Lake Community Gardens.

Jonathan Stasiuk, 60, pleaded guilty on 14 November for murdering fellow trustee, Gerry White, 73, in the Isle of Wight on 27 May 2019.

BHF appoints new chief executive

The British Heart Foundation has appointed the charity's former executive director of strategy and performance as its new chief executive.

NCVO chief exec requests £25k pay cut amid SMT shake-up

The new chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Karl Wilding, has requested a pay cut of £25,000 amid a shake-up of umbrella body's senior management team.

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