10 May 2016
Brooke, the charity for working horses and donkeys, has rebranded and launched a new website after discovering that 75 per cent of people who tried to use its old website gave up before making a donation.
Research showing the fastest growing charities between 2008-09 and 2012-13 has found that public money is the most common route to large-scale growth.
HM Revenue & Customs has refuted as "nonsense" allegations that it has changed its position on gift aid donations, after it was criticised over plans to make donors complete a "pre-donation questionnaire".
Fundraising Magazine’s 50 Most Influential poll is open for voting until 20 May.
A plan to introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” for supporters before they can make gift aided donations online has been criticised as “completely ridiculous” and damaging to giving.
The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.
HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.
The government has attacked “irresponsible and immoral practices” at some large fundraising organisations and said they have damaged the sector as a whole, in its response to a parliamentary committee report on fundraising.
The Fundraising Regulator has today launched its new website as well as new logo and branding, as part of its move towards being fully operational by early summer.