Charities aiming for mediocrity

Charities aiming for mediocrity

16 Apr 2014 | Tobin Aldrich

Too many charities use the economy as an excuse for not growing income. Tobin Aldrich wonders if they lack ambition?


Charities aiming for mediocrity

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Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.

Stephen Frost will host the Charity Awards 2014

Civil Society Media is delighted to announce that this year's Charity Awards will be presented by actor and comedian Stephen Frost.

CRUK is charity partner for 2015 London Marathon

Cancer Research UK has been named the official charity of next year’s London Marathon and hopes to raise £2.5m towards its work.

Michael Owen running for Prostate Cancer UK

Provisional results from JustGiving show that runners at yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon have so far raised £16.8m for over 1,300 causes through the site.

The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

Hannah Terrey, head of policy and campaigns at the Charities Aid Foundation

The government has rejected calls to introduce a central database of gift aid declarations, which many in the sector say would simplify the system and increase take-up of the tax-free giving scheme.

Stephen Hammersley, CEO UK Community Foundations

The Office for Civil Society has given £500,000 to community foundations operating in some of the areas worst affected by flooding to help the aid effort.

'Negative spotlight' on charities is damaging fundraising, new report finds

A fifth of charity professionals say increasing media scrutiny of the sector is having a negative impact on their fundraising, according to the latest Managing in a Downturn survey published today.

'Primark'  approach means charities don't ask for enough money, IoF chair says

Charities have adopted a “Primark approach” which means they do not ask for large enough donations, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising said yesterday.

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