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CRUK debuts contactless giving through shop windows

21 Jan 2015 | Stephen Cotterill

Cancer Research UK has announced a collaboration with outdoor media owner Clear Channel to bring contactless giving to four Cancer Research UK shop windows in the UK.


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Fundraised income of top 100 fundraising charities grew by £348m over two years

The UK's top 100 fundraising charities enjoyed growth in fundraised income of £348m over a two-year period, according to the biennial Directors of Fundraising Survey published by Fundraising Magazine this month. 

Macmillan

Macmillan Cancer Support has been ranked top charity brand of 2014 for the second year running, according to a YouGov index that measured people’s perceptions about different charities.

Kingston Smith gives charities the chance to win a free animated film

Chartered accountancy firm, Kingston Smith, is inviting charities to apply for its first Creative Vision Award to win the opportunity to have an animated film created by professional animators for free.

Tate Modern

An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.

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.

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Directors of Fundraising Survey 2015: Raising the curtain on the top 100

Who are the fundraising directors at the UK’s biggest fundraising charities and what is weighing most on their minds? Fundraising Magazine takes a snapshot of the top 100 directors – including what they would most like to change if elected Prime Minister. By Emily Corfe.

RVS operates a 'Good neighbour' befriending service

Royal Voluntary Service, the former WRVS, posted an operating deficit of £6.7m last year, which was £3.6m worse than the charity had planned for.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £150m to a new community grantmaking foundation to help individuals transform their local neighbourhoods.

Lucy Caldicott, director of fundraising at Clic Sargent

Charities must reacquaint themselves with the big ambitious goals they were set up to achieve, says Lucy Caldicott, because just doing a little bit more of the same doesn’t cut it.

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