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Responsibility for good practice lies with trustees, not with fundraising professionals

30 Jun 2015 | Rodney Buse

Isn't it the role of trustees to be the guardian of values, asks Rodney Buse, chair of the commission which established the Fundraising Standards Board.

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The long and unhappy saga of the Local Sustainability Fund

Last week the government announced a £20m pot of funding for charities. This sounds like good news, says David Ainsworth, so why are so many in the sector unhappy about the new Local Sustainability Fund?

Telephone fundraising

Telephone fundraising has been in the spotlight recently. Emily Corfe reflects on when she worked as a fundraiser and says it's time to recognise how difficult the job really is.

It’s time we gave donors some rights

It’s time to revive the Fundraising Promise, a little-known part of fundraising’s self-regulatory system, says Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy

'Frugging' undermines genuine research and harms the sector

Is frugging the new chugging? Jane Frost rails against the practice of fundraising under the guise of research.

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.

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Six tips on how to get your funding proposals noticed

Struggling to get your funding proposal approved? Pauline Carnet unearths six tips on how to make your pitch to funders hit the right note.

Increasing public awareness of fundraising bodies is essential

Recent events have shone the spotlight on accountability in fundraising and the role of the FRSB. Now is the time to clarify the complaints process and raise public awareness of sector regulation, says Stephen Cotterill.

Do awareness weeks work?

While awareness weeks in the voluntary sector might seem somewhat 'old fashioned', a flexible PR approach can still ensure their effectiveness, explains Macmillan's head of media Emma Guise of Macmillan.

Social Charity Spy: Save the Children uses #KentEarthquake to remind people about Nepal

This week Save the Children has brought Nepal's struggle back to everyone's attention using #KentEarthquake, while Friends of the Earth shows off its Bee Cause and Clic Sargent hosts Wig Wednesday.

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