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Liam Black: focus on funders can make you lose sight of beneficiaries

26 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.

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Armed Forces

The armed forces charity sector is in decline, according to a report released yesterday by the Directory of Social Change (DSC).

Community share investment almost quadruples in two years

Community share issues received £34m of investment in 2014, up from £9m two years ago, according to a recent report into crowdfunding.

Misunderstanding of gift aid is deterring donors from claiming it, HMRC research finds

Donors are put off claiming gift aid because they believe there will be a cost to the charity or themselves, and are unwilling to share personal information in case they are contacted with a fundraising ‘ask’, according to new research published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

Citizens Advice succeeds Victim Support running £12m-per-year court witness service

The Ministry of Justice has awarded a £24m grant to Citizens Advice to provide support to witnesses at court over two years.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

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Commission unfairly targets Muslim charities, says think tank

A new report by a think tank set up to “foster social cohesion in relation to Muslims in Britain” accuses the Charity Commission of being biased against Muslim charities despite having no evidence that they are inhabited by extremists.

 

Dan Corry, CEO of NPC

Setting up a charity without checking what other charitable provision already exists is “verging on the immoral”, NPC chief executive Dan Corry will tell a conference at Cass Business School today.

Jewish Care’s income is up by almost 20 per cent

Jewish Care has seen its income go up by more than £8m from £45.3m to £54m, mainly due to capital fundraising and the sale of two properties, according to the social care charity’s recently published accounts.

Jude Bridge

Marie Curie has today announced that it is merging its marketing, fundraising, communications, and policy and public affairs departments to create a new directorate. 

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