Telephone fundraisers 'told to lie' to boost donations, Channel 4 investigation finds

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11 Aug 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Undercover reporters found potential breaches of sector regulations at two telephone fundraising agencies as part of an investigation by the Channel 4 programme Dispatches


Telephone fundraisers 'told to lie' to boost donations, Channel 4 investigation finds

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How the sector responded to the Dispatches investigation into telephone fundraising

As Channel 4's Dispatches on telephone fundraising aired last night, the sector took to Twitter to respond to allegations of poor fundraising practice and defend the lucrative technique. Jenna Pudelek chronicles the response. 

Unicef raises £3.1m from Commonwealth Games opening ceremony appeal

Unicef raised £3.1m through text and online donations from UK viewers watching the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony last night.

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Dove Trust could start paying money back to charities next month

The interim manager of the Dove Trust, the charity responsible for the suspended fundraising platform CharityGiving, has said he is “hopeful” the charities and good causes owed money will start to receive it late next month or early October.

Making the connection – it's time to break down barriers and collaborate

You can't change the world single-handedly. So why are departments and charities set up to work to their own goals to the exclusion of each other? It's time for change, says Joe Jenkins.

Smart charity wristbands

A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities.

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