Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

27 Feb 2015 | Hugh Radojev

A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.


Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

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The RSPCA has won its appeal over the legacy of George Mason, and will receive more than two-thirds of the £1m will.

Brookes questions Funding Commission's "incredible" giving prediction

The Funding Commission’s suggestion that private giving could be increased by £11.3bn via a mere £12.2m investment is “far too optimistic”, according to New Philanthropy Capital.

Strong year for Wellcome Trust investment portfolio

The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest investment charity, recorded an 11.1 per cent return in the year to September 2010, meaning it has now offset the losses it incurred in 2007/08.

Attorney General asks charity tribunal to examine public benefit of benevolent funds

The Attorney General plans to make a reference to the charity tribunal to determine whether all benevolent funds satisfy the public benefit test.

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