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21 Jul 2016

Margaret Battistelli Gardner explains why it’s important for charities to really connect with supporters.

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Haitian makeshift camps - Copyright Marcello Casal Jr

After 18 months spent on the frontline in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, aid worker Andrew Chaggar finds it hard to adjust to the 'reality' of life back in the UK.

Little things that make me cheerful

A spot of research on the register of charities reminded David Philpott just how wonderful the UK's charity sector really is.

JustGiving's fundraising tips for small charities

Earlier this week JustGiving revealed that 70 per cent of all donations through its service go to just 1.8 per cent of charities registered with it. JustGiving's managing director Anne-Marie Huby outlines some tips for small charities to boost donations through the fundraising platform.

This tash was grown in aid of Luke Moss who is fundraising here http://uk.movember.com/mospace/1445892/

The end is nigh, but the boys should be proud of what they have achieved this Movember, says Niki May Young.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

353 was set up in memory of Conrad Lewis

Families and friends in mourning are often moved to honour their lost ones by setting up new charities, but criticised for replicating already existing organisations. Niki May Young suggests that there is still room for in-memoriam charities, if done well.

Sienna Miller is auctioning off some of her famous collection for the International Medical Corps

With great power comes great responsibility, as they say, and many celebrities take their responsibilities very seriously when it comes to acts of charity. Here's Niki May Young's round-up of what some of our favourite figures have been up to in the last week...

Alistair McLean, chief executive, FRSB

Thai Children's Trust's Andrew Scadding has never been a fan of the FRSB's constitution. So what made him change heart and choose to work with, instead of against, the fundraising regulator?

Tod Norman

What is the value of a disengaged donor? It could be just as high, or higher than that of an engaged one, argues Tod Norman.

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