Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF

Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 


Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

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Contactless micro-donation scheme Penny for London 'could raise £5.5m'

A micro-donation scheme launched today will allow commuters to donate up to 10p to charity each time they use contactless debit or credit cards to travel on public transport in London.

DEC launches Ebola appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee has today launched an appeal for the Ebola Crisis in West Africa – the first in its 50 year history made in response to a disease outbreak.

CoppaFeel! says partnership with The Sun was a success

CoppaFeel! has said that a controversial partnership with Page Three of The Sun was a success, having made 13 out of every 100 readers more confident about spotting the signs of breast cancer.

FRSB upholds complaint against Save the Children's Liberia Capital Appeal

The Fundraising Standards Board has ruled that a direct mail campaign and website for Save the Children’s Liberia Capital Appeal included misleading content.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers


A logo-recognition app intended to make cashless fundraising easier has been launched today.

PFRA promotes Peter Hills-Jones to replace Sally de la Bedoyere as chief executive

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s head of policy and communications has been promoted to become the face-to-face regulator’s new chief executive.

Wear it Pink

Donors are encouraged to celebrate all things pink today and help to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear it Pink day.

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.

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