Andy Ricketts

Scope plans to cut two-thirds of staff and reduce income by 40 per cent

Scope plans to cut two-thirds of staff and reduce income by 40 per cent

An article by chief executive Mark Atkinson, published by the think tank NPC, says the charity will become a 'mission-led social business'

Scout Association signs three-year partnership with National Citizen Service

Scout Association signs three-year partnership with National Citizen Service

The deal, expected to be worth about £1.5m to the charity, will see the association deliver some NCS programmes

Two charities for deaf people set to merge

Two charities for deaf people set to merge

Hearing Link will become part of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People from 1 August, with both brands continuing to operate

Catherine Johnstone appointed chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service

Catherine Johnstone appointed chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service

The former chief at Samaritans will take over from David McCullough, who is in turn becoming chief at the Abbeyfield Society

Text-message donations fell by £7m last year

Text-message donations fell by £7m last year

Figures from the regulator the Phone-paid Services Authority show charity text giving fell in the year to the end of March to £115m

Movers: Martin Warhurst made chief at Martin House Hospice Care for Children

Movers: Martin Warhurst made chief at Martin House Hospice Care for Children

Plus: Jim Minton takes over at Toynbee Hall, Julia Margo appointed head of the Genesis Research Trust and CICRA makes Nick Posford its first chief

CAF urges directly elected mayors to nurture philanthropy culture

CAF urges directly elected mayors to nurture philanthropy culture

In a discussion paper, the Charities Aid Foundation says it will write to the 23 directly elected English mayors, urging them to tackle the decline in civic philanthropy

Charities can apply for shares of £3m from People's Postcode Lottery

Charities can apply for shares of £3m from People's Postcode Lottery

The PPL's Dream Fund will make three grants of up to £1m for new projects involving two or more charities

Regulator will require charities to publish details of overseas funding

Regulator will require charities to publish details of overseas funding

The Charity Commission will expect charities to include in their annual returns information on the size and source of these funds

Senior management teams and boards make slow progress on diversity, study finds

Senior management teams and boards make slow progress on diversity, study finds

A survey by Third Sector of 50 leading fundraising charities finds slight improvements in diversity over the past three years