Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says
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Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says 5

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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'Primark'  approach means charities don't ask for enough money, IoF chair says

Charities have adopted a “Primark approach” which means they do not ask for large enough donations, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising said yesterday.


Lord Hodgson

Lord Hodgson has suggested charities should lose their charity status as an ultimate sanction for persistently breaching fundraising regulations.

Telephone fundraising complaints have risen, says the FRSB

The Fundraising Standards Board has revealed that its upcoming annual complaints report will likely show an increase in telephone fundraising complaints over last year as Trading Standards issues its first fine for a breach of the Telephone Preference Service.

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

Cancer charity CLIC Sargent has received a donation windfall courtesy of the #nomakeupselfie craze. Its fundraising director Lucy Caldicott is delighted, but highlights that it is essential that charities now plan for such eventualities.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Lord Hodgson calls for a single self-regulatory fundraising body

The three fundraising self-regulatory bodies should come together to form a single 'Charity Fundraising Association', Lord Hodgson has said ahead of the findings of a review into self-regulation. 

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

The single biggest mistake that British charities make is not investing in fundraising, Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett told a conference of charity trustees yesterday.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said he will “carefully examine the evidence” gathered in a Panorama investigation into the mayor of Tower Hamlets council, who it alleges doubled grants awarded to Bengali-run charities in return for votes.

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Fundraisers might not have magic wands, but there are things they can do to work wonders on their charity’s performance, says Liz Tait.

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