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The government has pledged to set up a new working group to revise the model gift aid declaration and develop new marketing collateral to try to increase take-up of the tax relief by donors, as part of its Autumn Statement.
The BBC has refused to release details of the review of its appeals policy and agreement with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) as its Charity Appeals Advisory Committee begins recruitment for four new members.
Nearly £15m has been distributed to children's charities in the first round of this year's BBC Children in Needs grants programme.
A fundraiser for International Development Enterprises UK (IDE-UK) beat off competition from 34,000 other applicants to land what has been touted as the ‘world’s best job’ – to work as caretaker for a Great Barrier Reef tropical island in Australia.
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.
The Royal British Legion has been forced to cancel a fundraising bike ride after just a fifth of the targeted number of cyclists signed up.
A loophole which means no one sector body monitors cash collection for charities might be closed after the Institute of Fundraising responded to a call for action.
Government-backed charity the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust is holding a 3-day conference for headteachers on a palm-fringed beach in Mauritius.
The founder of fundraising website justgiving.com, Zarine Kharas (pictured), has been awarded the Albert Medal for “democratising fundraising and technology for charities”. Since Kharas created the website in early 2001 users have collected more than £400m for 6,700 charities. Previous recipients of the Albert Medal, awarded by the Royal Society for the encouragement of arts, manufacture and commerce (RSA), include Professor Stephen Hawking and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Chief executive of the RSA Matthew Taylor said: “In creating Justgiving Zarine Kharas changed the rules of the charity game, bringing web technologies within the reach of every charity in the UK, and making it easier for all of us to support great causes.