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Charity Is Not An Easy Task Especially In This Case

Then I introduce myself as the chief executive of a local charity, the responses I receive range from “Wow, you’re doing something great in your...

Something Real Is What Charity Sector Wants

    Hardly a day goes past without a story in the media about charitie. Once, these would have  been good news tales of dedicated philanthropists giving up their time and effort to help  others less fortunate. This country has a long and proud record of charitable activity. But  something has gone badly wrong with the sector.  Yesterday, we learnt how Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress, had resigned from a  mine-clearance charity made famous by Diana, Princess of Wales, in a dispute over  trustees paying themselves. Then, the RSPCA was accused of snooping on the wills of  donors to see how much more they could extract.  image source - i.telegraph.co.uk/   There is nothing wrong with charities being ambitious about their fundraising; after all, it’s  what pays for their work. But like every other business, they must first comply with the law –  and the data-protection rules are some of the toughest in the land. Furthermore, in the  pursuit of cash, some of our leading charities seem to have forgotten the importance of  respecting their supporters.  All of these matters – including the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month –  suggest a failure of the old model of charities run by trustees. Some of our leading good  causes, including the NSPCC, British Red Cross and Oxfam are being threatened with  criminal sanctions in response to their fundraising tactics. The likes of Dame Hilary Blume  of the Charities Advisory Trust are castigating charity workers, saying, “We want people  who have a higher ethical standard.”  image source - i.telegraph.co.uk/   This is going to get worse without the systemic change that only government can bring  about. We need a Big Bang in the sector, with potential and existing charities required to  justify why they are not joining others sharing the same purpose. This should be overseen  by a charity equivalent of Ofsted to help them improve performance, prevent abuse and  give confidence to funders and other stakeholders. And society needs to grow up about the  commercialism of the sector: people need to understand that professionalism and  investment are essential if charities are to meet the growing need for their services.           

New Alternative ‘tipping’ Campaign For Qatar’s Needy

Featured Image Source :- wpengine.netdna-cdn.com To help make it easier for blue-collar expats and needy families in Qatar to afford household items and other goods, a local charity has launched...

Australian Charity Helps India’s Slum Grow Fresh Food To Fight Malnutrition

Despite India's rapid economic development, malnutrition still affects one third of the country's children. Poor sanitation and diet are to blame, but now one...

Does ‘divyang’ Equals Charity?

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently suggested that people with disabilities be called "divyang", he may have had the best intentions. The word invests...