18 Sep 2014
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
Premium mailings can be an important part of a healthy and varied fundraising diet, says Neil Henderson.
The debate over the use of enclosures in direct mail is a long-running and contentious one, full of hyperbole and hysteria. This month Fundraising looks at the history of the enclosures issue and gives voice to the two ends of the spectrum for an adult and expert debate on the topic.
Traditionally a no-go area for British fundraisers, trustees are increasingly proving to be a valuable source of fundraising income and support. Celina Ribeiro talks to fundraisers who are starting to get their boards on board.
Households are now assessing the damage of their increased spending over the Christmas period, but just a fraction of that extra spending ended up in the coffers of British charities.
This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.
The debate over direct mail incentives has been raging in the sector for years. This month Fundraising explores both sides of the argument.
Nearly one in four British adults say that they plan to leave a legacy in their will, with the young and single particularly inclined towards making a bequest.
Facing difficulties in getting corporate sponsorship and donor fatigue for its major annual fundraising ball, Children in Crisis embarked on radical reform. Sally Bateson tells how the charity chucked out ticket prices, invited a quarter as many guests, stopped auctioning prizes and scored an RoI of 7.5:1