The sector’s future funding model needs to be fit for purpose
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The sector’s future funding model needs to be fit for purpose 1

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Cathy Pharoah examines whether the voluntary sector's funding model is fit for purpose. This article is part of a series on the future of the
voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the
publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

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Donate to the Pakistan Flood appeal. NOW. Every one of you

The level of public and governmental generosity to the flood-afflicted millions of Pakistan is not good enough, says Celina Ribeiro.

Biting the hand that feeds: Donor care doesn't end at the fundraiser

It is not only fundraisers that have to be aware of charity reputation and donor care as a call to Radio 4 showed, says Andrew Scadding.

Fête de la Fontaine: building a donor following, Suisse Romande-style

Creating an experience is the most effective way of getting would-be donors hooked. Just ask the clever people of Port de Pully, says Tom Eeles.

Why there shouldn't be aid for Afghanistan

The £200m increase in aid to Afghanistan demonstrates the futility of ring-fencing funding and disrespects the entire history of governmental international aid, says Celina Ribeiro.

Few charities start claiming gift aid as soon as they are founded. To get 3 unblemished years, a charity has to have been going for at least 4 years, so why not make it easier all round and say that GASDS is available only to charities that have been running for 5 years and have not been convicted/penalised for fraud ?

» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

Big Society on a local scale

Big Society offers communities the chance to change their ways, notes Gordon Hunter as he offers some big ideas devised for a local action plan.

Capital Gains Tax rise is not boon for major donor philanthropy

Increasing the tax for the rich will not mean they will start giving away more money to charity, says Adrian Beney.

And the winner is...

Not many things will silence a room hundreds-deep with half-drunk fundraisers, but Lindsay Boswell taking to the podium and announcing "we made a mistake tonight is one of them, says Celina Ribeiro.

Transparency is not just about cost

Charities must be prepared to be open not just about costs, but about what they have achieved, argues Tris Lumley.

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