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Rising pressure - 25 years of charities and companies

Most of the top 50 charities in 1985 are still amongst the UK’s biggest charities, yet few of the 50 largest companies 25 years ago exist in the same form today. Tania Mason investigates why, and identifies growing pressure for the sector to change. 

V&A Museum

Fundraisers from traditional charities need to re-think their approach to  major donor fundraising, and the wealthy in general, if they are to attract the kinds of major gifts that the arts and higher education enjoy, says Adrian Beney

Maintaining runners' motivation to make the most of your event

The London Marathon and other running events regularly raise millions of pounds for charities. Six experts share their tips for keeping runners motivated in their training and their fundraising.

How to mount a defence against a tabloid press obsessed with high pay

Pay is the new expenses. Tania Mason offers three key messages charities could use when the media puts the sector in the spotlight in its campaign against high pay.

I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.

» The Times story today is scraping the bottom of the barrel, but we still can’t ignore it

Tough at the top: Charity 100 Index Constituent Review 2010

Diane Sim reports on the relentless rise of Chris Hohn’s hedge fund charity up the Charity 100 Index rankings.

Charity shops increase profits for fourth year running

Charity shops have defied the recession and increased their profits by 4.1 per cent in the past year, according to the Charity Shops Survey 2009. While the gross income of the 69 shop chains in the sample fell by 3.1 per cent to £526.1m, their costs fell even further, by 4.9 per cent to £414.6m, leaving a collective profit of £111.5m.

Charity Shops Survey 2009

Charity shops have defied the recession and increased their profits by 4.1 per cent in the past year. While the gross income of the 5,035 charity shops in the sample fell by 3.1 per cent to £526.1m, their costs fell even further, by 4.9 per cent to £414.6m, leaving a collective profit of £111.5m. Charity shops have now increased their profits for four years running, and in eight of the last 11.

Top 100 Chief Executives Survey

Vibeka Mair reviews the leaders of the UK’s largest charities.

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