Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says
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15 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.

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Civil Society's Alice Sharman took part in the #nomakeupselfie

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Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca

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2014 London Marathon on track to beat the £53m raised last year

The 2014 London Marathon is on track to raise more than £53m for good causes and break the Guinness World Record for the most charity fundraising at a single annual event for the eighth year running.

Donations to foodbank appeal surge after critical Mail article

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HMRC doubles scrutiny of charity gift aid claims following Cup Trust

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