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You’ve got a (critical) friend

25 Jul 2014

The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can help frontline charities to secure their future, says Amanda Tincknell.

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FRSB rejects complaint against the RSPB

The Fundraising Standards Board has thrown out a complaint that the RSPB’s Abernethy Forest appeal made “false, misleading and exaggerated” claims.

Culture, Media and Sport Committee launches inquiry into society lotteries

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into society lotteries that will include looking into relaxing restrictions on the market.

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.



Unicef raises £3.1m from Commonwealth Games opening ceremony appeal

Unicef raised £3.1m through text and online donations from UK viewers watching the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony last night.

Great news, I have a terrible fondness for Sir Terry, he really has his heart in the right place, they fund some great stuff, their evaluation reporting really has become cutting edge.

» Children in Need 2013 raises record-breaking £50m

People think charities spend just two-fifths of their income on 'the cause', research shows

People think charities spend just 38 per cent of their income on ‘the cause’, but they believe organisations should be spending 65 per cent, according to new research by nfpSynergy.

Barnardo's launches retail gift aid appeal

Barnardo’s has launched an appeal to raise awareness of retail gift aid and the extra £6.5m that could be raised for the charity’s services if donors signed up to the tax benefit.

Innovation is urgent and important

The world is changing ever more rapidly, making innovation in fundraising a must, says Lucy Gower.


Dove Trust charities will be paid a third of what they are owed

The charities and good causes owed money by the Dove Trust, owner of the suspended fundraising website CharityGiving, are due to start receiving payments in September, after a High Court ruling on how the charity must pay out the funds owed.

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