The Charities Review Spring 2018

23 May 2018

Welcome to the Spring Edition of our Charities Review.

The sector has hit the national media headlines a great deal in recent weeks, with the controversy over the appointment of the new Chair of the Charity Commission and, more damaging, the scandal that has engulfed Oxfam and other overseas aid agencies over allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse. There will be an opportunity in the coming months for more measured reflection on what went wrong and how trust in the organisations concerned can be restored. The Charity Commission reports an increased number of notifications of safeguarding issues, both historic and contemporary.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of charities up and down the country are getting on with the important work they do. This issue of the Review focuses on some important day-to-day issues.

We have an interview with three fundraisers on how they see the future, an article from Shooting Star Chase about an innovative approach they have taken to generating income, some thoughts from Steve Meredith at Alliotts on cyber security and, inevitably, GDPR!

Add to that a brief legal update and a review of reports issued following recent Charity Commission inquiries – and we hope you have a stimulating and informative read.

Please do get in touch with me if we can help in any way on these, or other, issues.

Articles include:


Gordon Reid, Head of Charities

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