10 Sep 2015
FRSB and ICO will investigate after Daily Mail makes fresh claims about charities selling contact lists 2
The Fundraising Standards Board and information regulator have both said that they will investigate "concerning" allegations in today's Daily Mail about charities selling a dementia sufferer's contact details to catalogue scammers.
Charities that "pester" donors by phone and email are putting people off donating to the tune of £1bn a year, according to a survey.
Nightrider, a charity fundraising bike ride, has announced that it will be expanding into two further cities, adding Bristol and Liverpool alongside its original London event.
The Charity Commission has amended its guidance on telephone fundraising to make it clear that all charities who use the practice must comply with data protection legislation.
The Institute of Fundraising has announced that it has changed the venue of its annual National Fundraising Convention from the London Hilton Metropole to the Barbican Centre.
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."
Community charities can now apply for 180 grants worth £2,000 each, awarded from money raised by supermarket giant Asda through its plastic bag levy.
Disability charity Scope has announced a large-scale launch of its “Steptember” fundraising challenge, to raise money for its beneficiaries and their families.
The PFRA has announced that it will change its name in September, so as to provide “extra clarity to the sector and wider public.”
Giuseppe Iantosca, the former director of GoGen, has confirmed that he and his former business partner have incorporated a new fundraising agency and are “assessing the viability” of launching later this year.