Charities must show urgent action on fundraising reform

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12 Oct 2015 | John Low

John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, says the sector needs to act quickly and come together to reform the culture of how organisations communicate with the public.


Charities must show urgent action on fundraising reform

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Who would be a fundraiser these days?

With so few people prepared to defend the charity brand over the summer, Lisa Clavering wonders who would still want to be a fundraiser. 

BRICs offer potential gains and new challenges for face-to-face fundraising

As part of a wider feature on street fundraising worldwide, Stephen Cotterill highlights the fundraising potential of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Don't ask your supporters to give unless you're willing to do it yourself

If legacy fundraisers want supporters to leave gifts in their wills they should leave something in their own, says Michael Clark legacy and in-memory manager at Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Find foot. Take Aim. Shoot. The battle for the soul of fundraising.

The recent battles over the regulation of fundraising have been unfair on the FRSB and may not go far enough to prevent future scandals, says Andrew Scadding.

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

The Fundraising Preference Service: much ado about nothing?

The Etherington Review’s proposed ‘Fundraising Preference Service’ has been met predominantly with horror in the sector. Hugh Radojev examines whether the worrying may be premature.   

Fundraising will have to innovate to succeed in the world after the Etherington Review

The Etherington review has been driven by a deep public unease and the sector must accept it, says Stephen Cotterill, but a period of upheaval will follow that will require fresh thinking from fundraisers.

Charitable foundations should work together better

Charitable foundations should work together better and relieve some of the pressure felt by fundraisers, says Dan Corry.

Fundraising should be about building networks, not playing the numbers game

After an unprecedented summer of media and public scrutiny, the sector needs to change, says Richard Turner. Fundraisers can win the public and increase the amounts they raise at the same time.

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