Work Area: Charity

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Stopping the illegal ivory trade

A recent news piece that caught my eye was the announcement that Hong Kong has taken a significant step forward in aiding international conservation, by phasing out domestic ivory trade by 2021, and increasing the maximum penalty for wildlife crimes to ten years. Elephant poaching is a severe issue, and one that is increasingly facing […]

Cause4 Team’s Response to Oxfam Scandal

Emily It’s a scandal fit for our times. After Weinstein, Westminster, and the Presidents Club, the fact that senior aid workers for Oxfam in Haiti and Chad perpetrated abuse against vulnerable women is yet another example of privileged men using their power to exploit those who are dependent on their work. Yet the Oxfam scandal […]

Build back trust in charities? Presidents Club antics can be no more

In an era of #MeToo, #TimesUp and a second anniversary Women’s March taking place only this weekend, it seems rather unbelievable that a ‘Men Only’ charity gala took place in 2018, exactly 100 years after some women won suffrage. Yet with the world’s ears pricked up to institutional sexual harassment, this week’s Financial Times exposé […]

Provocation Paper, More than Grants – A reaction

  Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK. As Corry and Streets state – grant makers’ […]

The importance of charity in different religions

Living in the UK as one of the world’s most charitable countries I have often wondered what makes people give. Our culture is not so different from other European neighbours, yet our charitable giving is higher. The UK, Ireland and the Netherlands are Europe’s most charitable countries, with the UK coming in at number 11 […]

No Place Like Home: how to help those who have fled theirs

  ‘When there is nowhere to go, nowhere is home’ – Human Flow In the forecourt of London Liverpool Street Station stands a sculpture. Bronze against the grey London light, the five children of Kindertransport are witness to the anonymous mass of commuters who rush past them each morning on their journey to work. But […]

How Becoming A Charity Trustee Can Boost Your Career

Article posted originally on MinuteHack, 11 Dec 2017  Becoming a charity trustee isn’t just for people who’ve been there, done that. It could help younger people get a leg up the career ladder. One in four of the UK’s smaller charities – and one in five larger charities – are struggling to survive.  They need […]