Mike Wade, director of fundraising and communications, NDCS

Get involved or risk bad charity policies, fundraisers told

30 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Fundraisers need to be more involved in policy-making or risk the government “losing the plot” when it comes to issues that affect the sector, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s policy advisory board said yesterday.


Get involved or risk bad charity policies, fundraisers told

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Social charity spy : Prince's Trust and Learn the Hard Way

In this week’s look at charities that are making a noise on social media, we look at the Prince’s Trust's Learn the Hard Way campaign, Scope's #100days100stories and #smearforsmear by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

Unicef in Syria

Unicef has launched its biggest ever appeal to raise funds for "growing numbers" of children experiencing humanitarian crises.

CFG policy head questions 'worrying' comments by Bubb over 'too many charities'

The new policy head at the Charity Finance Group, Andrew O’Brien, yesterday labelled as "worrying" comments by Sir Stephen Bubb that there are "too many charities" and that the sector needs more mergers to be effective.

Doorstep fundraising

Doorstep fundraisers can ignore “no cold callers” signs without breaching the Code of Fundraising Practice, according to a ruling by the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB).

I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Macmillan Coffee Morning raises record breaking £25m

Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event, the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, has beaten its previous year’s record by £5m, raising £25m for people affected by cancer.

Fundraising Initiatives buys fellow agency R Fundraising

London-based fundraising agency Fundraising Initiatives has bought Scottish telephone fundraising and outsourcing agency R Fundraising, it announced yesterday.

Tate Modern

An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.

Band Aid 30 donates first £1.8m to aid charities

Band Aid 30, the music industry fundraising initiative, has donated the first £1.8m raised from an updated version of the single 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?' to 18 charities to help fight the Ebola virus.

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