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#nomakeupselfie raises £8m in six days for CRUK 1

25 Mar 2014 | Alice Sharman

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.

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#nomakeupselfie raises £8m in six days for CRUK

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Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

The single biggest mistake that British charities make is not investing in fundraising, Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett told a conference of charity trustees yesterday.

Marie Curie Cancer Care to rebrand

Marie Curie Cancer Care is set to embark on a rebrand, joining the ranks of other household name charities which have freshened their identities over recent years. 

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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.

'Primark'  approach means charities don't ask for enough money, IoF chair says

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.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

HMRC may toughen gift aid declaration, not simplify it

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.

Lord Hodgson

Lord Hodgson has suggested charities should lose their charity status as an ultimate sanction for persistently breaching fundraising regulations.

'Negative spotlight' on charities is damaging fundraising, new report finds

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.

Camelot says new Health Lottery games 'bear no relation' to traditional charity lotteries

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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