Andrew Hind appointed as new Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board

first_imgAndrew Hind appointed as new Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board The Fundraising Standards Board has appointed Professor Andrew Hind CB as Chair of the Board. The charity governance and regulation expert will take up his role at the FRSB Board meeting on 16th September 2015.Hind was the first Chief Executive of the Charity Commission (2004-2010), and has worked as Editor of Charity Finance magazine since 2011. He has worked in senior management at Barnardo’s and ActionAid, and spent nine years as Chief Operating Officer at BBC World Service.He replaces Colin Lloyd who helped establish the FRSB nine years ago and who retires from the FRSB on 16 September. During his Chairmanship, the FRSB has recruited nearly 1,900 organisations who are committed to best practice and accountability in fundraising.Lloyd described his task of setting up the independent self-regulatory body as a privilege, and thanked his colleagues on the board for their “invaluable support”, and the team at FRSB under the leadership of CEO Alistair McLean.He welcome Hind’s appointment, saying:“The sector is now at a cross roads where fundamental change must occur in order to ensure that any sub-standard fundraising is isolated and removed, so that it cannot tarnish the public’s trust and confidence in the amazing work of UK charities and the importance of public donations in funding that work. I could not wish for a more able successor to pass on the reins than Andrew Hind and I wish him every success in his future role at the FRSB.”Role of the Chair Howard Lake | 22 July 2015 | News Hind has been appointed for a three-year fixed term. As Chair he will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and to ensure efficient and effective governance. In particular he has to ensure that the FRSB continues to meet its core objective of providing a strong self-regulatory framework for charity fundraising, growing public trust and confidence.His appointment comes as the fundraising profession and the role of self-regulation has again come under scrutiny from the government and some media outlets.Hind acknowledged this challenge. He said: Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Recruitment / people regulation trustees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The events of recent weeks show that the unacceptable fundraising practices of some charities, and the agencies who work for them, have got out of balance with the need to respect the right of the public to say no. That balance now has to be quickly re-established.“It is right that the arrangements for fundraising self-regulation are to be thoroughly reviewed. I believe that roles and responsibilities need to be clearer, funding needs to be adequate to do the job properly, and tougher sanctions need to be applied to those who damage public trust in fundraising”.At the same time, he praised the role and achievements of fundraisers, or rather “good fundraisers”.He said:“Good fundraisers not only raise the income which is the lifeblood of UK civil society, they also help donors to enjoy the experience of supporting a charity and to understand the issues behind the causes concerned”.Hind will resign as editor of Charity Finance magazine, although he will remain non-executive director of and strategic adviser to its publishing group, Civil Society Media Limited. He will also stand down as a non-executive member of the Management Board at the Information Commissioner’s Office.He will continue in his other part-time roles as Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance at Cass Business School, non-executive board member of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, and unpaid trustee of the Baring Foundation (a charitable grantmaker which does not receive any funding from the public).  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Chinese Super League players all test negative for COVID-19 ahead of delayed season

first_imgThe CSL was originally scheduled to start on Feb. 22 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Teams will play a round robin with the top four qualifying for an eight-team “championship” stage and the bottom four from each group going into a “relegation” phase.Topics : All Chinese Super League (CSL) players have tested negative for COVID-19 as the season prepares to kick off on Saturday after a five-month delay from its scheduled start, state news agency Xinhua reported.A total of 1,870 individuals from the tournament’s two hubs – Suzhou near Shanghai and Dalian in the northeast of China – have undergone medical checks, with none of them testing positive for the disease, the report said.Players and officials from the 16 participating teams will be confined to their hotel and parts of the stadiums and tests will be conducted once a week during the tournament, it added.last_img read more

Ronaldo keeping tabs about Man United

first_img When asked whether he discussed the transfer with Ronaldo as part of the insightful interview, Fernandes replied: “I spoke with him after, not before. I said before – Manchester, for me, was the dream team. “I always wanted to play for this team and it doesn’t matter who can talk about it – bad or good, I will come. “It was my dream to play in the Premier League,” he added. “I have the choice to come to Manchester United and it was two dreams in one. It was perfect. Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Loading… Read Also: Man City table three-year contract for Lionel Messi“Of course, I spoke with Cristiano after and he spoke very well about the club. I spoke with him some days ago, again.“Every time I speak with him, he asks me how Manchester is and if everything is okay. Everyone knows he spent a lot of time in Manchester and he has consideration for the club. He likes the club, I think he won his first Ballon d’Or here, so it’s a club who’ve marked him, for sure.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bruno Fernandes has revealed Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is keeping tabs about  how things are going at Manchester United. The two Portugal team-mates speak regularly and Bruno  told Man United official website that the 35-year-old is keen to discover the latest developments at his former club, which he served so well between 2003 and 2009. Although leaving for Real Madrid for a world-record transfer fee, and subsequently joining Serie A champions Juve, Ronaldo clearly still has great affection for Reds. Bruno, who has made such a positive impact since joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in January, denies seeking advice from Ronaldo in advance of completing the move from Sporting Lisbon. However, he chats to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner about life in Manchester.Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool, Arsenal off to flying starts in new Premier League season

first_imgBy Simon EvansLIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool and Arsenal got off to winning starts with victories over promoted sides on the opening day of the new Premier League season yesterday.Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick, including two penalties as champions Liverpool won a seven-goal thriller with hugely impressive Leeds United at Anfield with the Egyptian grabbing the win from the spot in the 88th minute of a 4-3 victory.Arsenal enjoyed a more comfortable opening day with a 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Crystal Palace beat Southampton 1-0 with Wilfried Zaha on target.Liverpool took just four minutes to get on target — Leeds debutant German defender Robin Koch was ruled to have handled a Salah shot and the Egyptian blasted home the spot-kick.Jack Harrison equalised for Leeds eight minutes later with a fine solo goal before Liverpool restored their lead in the 20th minute with Virgil van Dijk left unmarked to head in an Andy Robertson corner.Marcelo Bielsa’s side, back in the top flight after a 16-year absence, rallied again with Patrick Bamford slotting home after van Dijk had failed to deal with a ball over the top.Salah blasted Liverpool back in front, 12 minutes before the break but Leeds hit back for a third time through Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich, who made it 3-3.Liverpool secured the points in the 88th minute with another Salah penalty after substitute Rodrigo Moreno clumsily brought down Fabinho.“What a game, what an opponent, what a performance from both teams. A proper spectacle, I loved that,” said Klopp.“It is pretty rare you see that many goals in a game and we have left space for improvement in our defending but that is not unusual for a first game,” added the German.Liverpool are now unbeaten in 60 straight league games at Anfield — the kind of consistency that Mikel Arteta must dream about at Arsenal but the Gunners at least took care of business in West London.Alexander Lacazette fired the visitors ahead in the eighth minute after poor defending by the home side before new signing Gabriel made it 2-0 in the 49th and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the icing on the cake with a superb shot into the top corner.Crystal Palace forward Zaha scored his 50th league goal for the club as they beat Southampton 1-0 to secure a home victory on the opening day of a Premier League campaign for the first time.The hosts went ahead against the run of play as Zaha, who had managed only one goal in his previous 21 games, met Andros Townsend’s pin-point cross from the right with a side-footed volley past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy in the 13th minute.Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters was shown a straight red for a high challenge before referee Jon Moss changed it to a yellow following the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).West Ham United were hosting Newcastle United later yesterday while today Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.last_img read more