15 May 2014
The #nomakeupselfie Twitter phenomenon which took off last week has raised £8m for Cancer Research UK, although around £18,000 in donations have been accidentally sent to Unicef.
The single biggest mistake that British charities make is not investing in fundraising, Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett told a conference of charity trustees yesterday.
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.
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.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
HM Revenue & Customs may toughen up the gift aid declaration rather than simplify it, delegates heard last week at a Charity Tax Group briefing on the Budget.
24 Mar 2014
Lord Hodgson has suggested charities should lose their charity status as an ultimate sanction for persistently breaching fundraising regulations.
11 Apr 2014
A fifth of charity professionals say increasing media scrutiny of the sector is having a negative impact on their fundraising, according to the latest Managing in a Downturn survey published today.
The Health Lottery is blurring the distinction between lotteries and mainstream gambling, the managing director of National Lottery operator Camelot UK has argued at the Lotteries Council AGM today.
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