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Hitting the target but missing the point?

3 Sep 2015
Tags: Grants

Sally Cupitt explains why the evaluation of grant funding by charities needs to be more flexible and innovative. 

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Well, you did say you wanted clarity

The telephone fundraising sector has repeatedly called for clarity on issues surrounding TPS. Now we have it, Hugh Radojev writes, some fundraisers may feel they could have been more careful what they wished for.

My pleasant conversation with a telephone fundraiser

Kirsty Weakley was on the receiving end of a fundraising phone call last week and disappointingly for a journalist, was not hounded or pressured.

The closure of R Fundraising is an example of how not to announce redundancies

Earlier this week the directors of the Fundraising Initiatives Group announced a decision to make 99 staff redundant. David Ainsworth says the process was badly handled.

Hannah-Polly Williams

Good young fundraisers are worth their weight in gold, yet as Hannah-Polly Williams discovered at Fundraising First Thing, the sector still has work to do when it comes to retaining them.

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?

Increased regulation should apply to the whole directing marketing sector, not just fundraising

Danielle Atkinson says restoring public trust in fundraisers is important, but new rules need to apply to the whole direct marketing sector, not just charities.

Society Diary: Looks like Americans love to f****** swear; mind you, so does Prince Philip

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Angela Cluff

Angela Cluff explores the pitfalls of modern fundraising and questions if there's a better way to do it. 

Why the Budget means charities will have to work harder for legacies

Changes to inheritance tax relief in the Budget will reduce incentives for people to leave legacies, and for professional advisors to talk about them, says Rob Cope of Remember a Charity.

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Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

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Lessons from Kids Company for other charities

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Andrew Hind says the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month is a wake-up call for the whole sector.

Society Diary: getting hold of the Winkie

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Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity...

Reclaiming our shared history of charitable campaigning

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Andrew Purkis demonstrates how a rich history of charitable campaigning has shaped society.

Halo Trust's governance review was 'worth every penny'

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The Halo Trust's chief executive, James Cowan, explains why the charity made payments to trustees and...