7 Oct 2014
Charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”, Brooks Newmark, the new charities minister, told delegates at a conference on social action this morning.
CharityComms is establishing a working group to look at how charities can be more proactive in explaining how they work and respond to criticism, in a bid to maintain public trust and confidence in the sector.
With one survey out last week indicating that more than half of the people taking part in the #icebucketchallenge did not go on to donate, Kirsty Weakley asks whether it's time for charities to cool their enthusiasm for the craze.
People in the UK are willing to speak to street fundraisers for only three minutes on average, with four out of ten refusing to stop altogether, according a survey by donations website Give as you Live.
Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.
With comments like those, maybe he should resign.
Guide Dogs increased its fundraising income by 8 per cent to £71.4m last year, but spent more than £31.2m generating it – a rise in its fundraising costs of nearly 28 per cent.
Dispatches was a “hatchet job masquerading as investigative journalism”, but we must confront its allegations of unethical practice, says Ian MacQuillin.
Volunteering is worth £34bn a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.
Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation will be the joint corporate partners of Tesco from January next year, in an arrangement expected to raise millions of pounds for both charities.
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