Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising

Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising 1

27 Nov 2015 | Gareth Jones

Sir Stuart Etherington has restated his criticism of trustees and chief executives for their role in this summer’s fundraising scandals, calling for renewed efforts to improve governance.


Sir Stuart criticises charity leaders' 'insufficient concern' over fundraising

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Star Wars

Barnardo’s, Make a Wish, a Samaritans branch and the Damilola Taylor Trust are amoung 15 charities that will benefit from a fundraising campaign linked to the new Star Wars film.

Olive Cooke’s data sold or traded 43 times by charities, claims Independent

Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller whose suicide triggered a crisis in fundraising regulation, had her details sold on or traded at least 43 times by charities, according to an Independent article.

Over 40 per cent of people less likely to donate because of ‘aggressive fundraising’ stories, study says

Over 40 per cent of adults say they are less likely to give to charity after reading recent stories of “aggressive fundraising” tactics in national newspapers, according to a poll published today.

Sue Ryder shops offer Black Friday discounts

Sue Ryder is trialling ‘Black Friday’ discounting in some of its shops this weekend for the first time, and is believed to be among the first charity retailers to take part.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

George Osborne

The Independent and Evening Standard saw donations to their charity Christmas appeals double yesterday, after an announcement by Chancellor George Osborne in yesterday’s spending review.

Chancellor announces £15m fund for women’s charities and £25m Libor fine awards

George Osborne has announced a £15m fund for women’s charities and outlined further awards from Libor fines to various military charities in his Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

No cuts to Big Lottery Fund hailed as ‘major win’ for voluntary sector

The government will not cut funding to the Big Lottery Fund, in a move hailed as a “major win” for the voluntary sector.

Over £6m raised for BBC Children in Need appeal through text donations alone

Mobile payment company Fonix has announced that it processed over £6.6m worth of text donations for this year’s BBC Children in Need fundraiser.

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