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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.
Want to raise your charity’s profile for free? Announce you are being abolished... Last week saw two stories getting a lot of PR coverage: the announcement of the possible abolition of cheques and the retirement of Terry Wogan from the Radio 2 breakfast show. Whilst Tel’s retirement was always going to be big news I am surprised at the huge amount of publicity around cheques.
Civil Society Fundraising hosts a debate about direct mail incentives this month. Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at British Red Cross, says his charity has recruited 500,000 new donors via direct mail packs with enclosures in six years and talks about why his charity will keep using the technique.
A tri-partnership between Deloitte, Cancer Research UK and the NSPCC has brought in more than one and half times the original target. Bethan Wood and Jenny Smith reflect on two years of co-operation in corporate fundraising
The sector needs to set priorities in face-to-face fundraising, but it doesn’t mean prioritising one set of donors above another, says Rupert Tappin
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.
I'm not just talking about Google's search function, of which they dominate the market with a 60 per cent share. But if your charity isn't already receiving Google Grants, get to it.
Christmas is always a nervous time for me. I love giving presents, but really, it’s not just about giving is it? It might be better to give than receive, but that doesn't mean receiving isn't important too.
An extra £50m would be earned by the top 100 charities alone if a flat 37p-per-pound gift aid rate was introduced, estimates the British Red Cross.
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