18 Sep 2014
Charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”, Brooks Newmark, the new charities minister, told delegates at a conference on social action this morning.
Macmillan has raised £3m from viral fundraising craze the ice bucket challenge, while the Motor Neurone Disease Association has raised another £2m, the two charities said today.
Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.
With one survey out last week indicating that more than half of the people taking part in the #icebucketchallenge did not go on to donate, Kirsty Weakley asks whether it's time for charities to cool their enthusiasm for the craze.
The Charity Commission has contacted the trustees of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation after the charity was criticised for using funds to sponsor a women’s professional cycling team.
"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.
Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.
Tesco has announced the two charities that will benefit from their carrier bag levy in Scotland and Wales, following votes by 27,000 customers.
Manchester Dogs' Home has received almost £600,000 worth of donations through a JustGiving page set up following a fire at the site that has left at least 43 dogs dead.
Twitter has announced plans to allow users to donate to charity through the social media platform, as well as to buy products from commercial retailers, and is currently testing the service in the US.
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