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Marie Curie merges four departments into one and recruits Mothercare executive to lead it 1

13 Nov 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Marie Curie has today announced that it is merging its marketing, fundraising, communications, and policy and public affairs departments to create a new directorate. 

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Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer have today announced that they will merge to create the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity.

Misunderstanding of gift aid is deterring donors from claiming it, HMRC research finds

Donors are put off claiming gift aid because they believe there will be a cost to the charity or themselves, and are unwilling to share personal information in case they are contacted with a fundraising ‘ask’, according to new research published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

Citizens Advice succeeds Victim Support running £12m-per-year court witness service

The Ministry of Justice has awarded a £24m grant to Citizens Advice to provide support to witnesses at court over two years.

Tower Hamlets. Image courtesy of Steven Haslington.

Tower Hamlets council consistently ignored or overruled its own grantmaking guidelines when awarding grants to charities in the borough, an investigation instigated by the government has found.


I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Direct mail isn’t dying - but it is changing

Direct mail continues to raise more than other fundraising methods, but that doesn't mean there aren't some challenges ahead, says Tobin Aldrich.

Poor customer service at charities 'a key reason for high attrition rates'

Charities need to stop believing that increasing loyalty engagement with donors will reduce attrition rates and instead focus on improving customer service when people contact the charity, according to a new paper from Donor Voice.

Harriet Harman

A women’s rights charity that printed a large quantity of pro-feminism t-shirts that were worn by the likes of Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman has defended itself after a Mail on Sunday investigation claimed the products were made in “sweatshop” conditions.

Legacy fundraisers lack confidence in their strategies, new research finds

Fundraisers lack confidence in their charity's legacy giving strategy and just 8 per cent rate their legacy promotional materials as ‘very effective’, new research shows.

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