Opt-in will cost tens of millions, says Cancer Research UK fundraising director

Opt-in will cost tens of millions, says Cancer Research UK fundraising director 4

9 May 2016 | David Ainsworth

Cancer Research UK will lose tens of millions of pounds as a result of its decision to only contact donors who have opted in to communications, but it is still the right thing to do, the charity’s director of fundraising Ed Aspel has said.


Opt-in will cost tens of millions, says Cancer Research UK fundraising director

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Four major charities all breached fundraising rules, FRSB investigation finds

The British Red Cross, Macmillan, NSPCC and Oxfam all breached the Code of Fundraising Practice in their dealings with now defunct fundraising agency GoGen, a Fundraising Standards Board report released today has said.

Esmée Fairbairn grows endowment to more than £900m

Grant-giver Esmée Fairbairn grew the value of its portfolio by £38.2m to £907.6m, according to its annual report and accounts, released today.

Many charities don't record whether supporters are registered to Telephone Preference Service

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Charities criticise civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding

Sector bodies have criticised minister for civil society Rob Wilson for talking "total nonsense" about grant funding, and have said he has lost sight of the purpose of his department.

The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.

» It's time to cut telephone fundraisers some slack

What will changes to fundraising really cost the charity sector?

Cancer Research UK and the British Red Cross have both predicted falls in fundraising income due to the new regulatory environment. David Ainsworth asks what the long-term cost of fundraising changes will be.

Government-backed fundraising platform gave more than £170,000 to trustee's companies

A charity given government backing to run a fundraising platform paid half its income last year to its founding trustee's companies, causing the Charity Commission to offer it "advice and guidance".

 Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.

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