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The Charity Commission has said it will contact trustees at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising over the umbrella body’s handling of investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct. The CIoF has faced criticism for confusing communications and for failing to give advance notice to witnesses and survivors after it published the outcome of a report into its former
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More key witnesses in the Tell Jane probe into the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints have expressed concern that their evidence was excluded from the investigation. One witness described the situation as “ridiculous” and said it had created confusion as to what evidence Tell Jane had actually used to draw its conclusions.
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The conservation charity WWF-UK has defended running advertisements on the controversial new TV channel GB News after criticism on social media.  A number of people on Twitter questioned whether the channel’s output was compatible with the wildlife conservation organisation’s charitable aims.  Within 48 hours of the channel’s launch on Sunday, a number of advertisers had
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Nine out of 10 aid sector staff do not think their organisation is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, new research indicates  A new report published by the umbrella body Bond asked 150 employees across a number of non-governmental organisations, in the UK and overseas, what enabled and prevented people of colour from getting jobs
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The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has admitted that it was “not clear enough” about the “no wrongdoing” outcome of an investigation into its former chief executive’s handling of sexual assault allegations. In an apology to the witnesses and complainants involved in the case, issued yesterday afternoon, the CIoF trustees said the investigation “was unable to find
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Additional resources will be needed to sustain blended finance options across the sector once the main funding provided by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment – runs out next year, according to a new report.  A review of Access, commissioned by the Oversight Trust, the charity’s parent organisation, found it has had a positive impact
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One of the complainants who alleged the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s former chief executive failed to act on a disclosure of sexual misconduct has questioned why her testimony was not included in an independent investigation. Beth Upton, a fundraising consultant, said she believed the scope of the investigation into the actions of Peter Lewis had
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The chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Community Fundraising Special Interest Group has resigned over the membership body’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Sarah Goddard announced her resignation yesterday on Twitter, saying the relationship between the CIoF and many fundraisers was “broken beyond repair” and accusing the body of making the survivors of sexual
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An investigation into the former chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has concluded there was no wrongdoing in relation to claims he failed to act on sexual harassment complaint against a CIoF member. The investigation into Peter Lewis, conducted by the HR consultancy Tell Jane, was launched after allegations were made on social
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The British Council has appointed Scott McDonald as its chief executive. He will take up the role at the charity for cultural relations and educational opportunities on 1 September. McDonald joins the British Council from his current positions as chief executive and president of the global management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman Group, and vice-chairman of professional
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The government is facing a revolt after 30 Conservative MPs signed an amendment that could force it to reverse cuts to overseas aid spending. The rebellion is being led by the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield and former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, who introduced a new clause into the Advanced Research and Invention Agency
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