11 Feb 2016
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has criticised the Institute of Fundraising for not behaving in a “grown-up” manner and fighting a “rearguard action”, rather than supporting the new Fundraising Regulator.
MPs have said that trustees were to blame for the failures in fundraising and the Charity Commission should have a greater role in overseeing the new fundraising regulator, in a damning report published today.
The Fundraising Standards Board has criticised charities for sharing Olive Cooke’s details and for not giving her an easy way to opt out of communications, in its report published today.
The Fundraising Standards Board’s report into charities and Olive Cooke makes grim reading, and shows a need for an urgent change in the sector's mindset, says David Ainsworth.
Fundraisers would prefer to build deeper relationships with donors, but cannot do so because charity leaders force them into short-term approaches with "immediate returns on investment", according to a review published today.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
The government insisted on the inclusion of a “reset button” in the Etherington Review before signing it off, the chair of the Fundraising Preference Service working group said yesterday.
Andrew O'Brien, head of policy and public affairs at the Charity Finance Group, says the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme has been underutilised.
14 Jan 2016
The editor of the Mail on Sunday has written to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee to express “serious concerns over the effectiveness" of the FRSB in the wake of its investigation into Oxfam and Listen Ltd.
Workplace Giving UK, the defunct payroll giving agency, owes 18 employees an estimated total of £120,135 in terms of redundancy and notice pay, according to documents published yesterday.
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