18 Sep 2014
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
Cut to the core, as it used to say in some ad or other. The MPs’ expenses row isn’t about their claims for expenses, its about weak management and the alleged exploitation of that weakness by a relatively small group of presumably unscrupulous or amoral individuals.
The Charity Commission has banned the League Against Cruel Sports from using an advert which highlighted the letters "Cruel Tory" in its slogan, deeming it too political.
The press are in a snow flurry over the UK’s favourite water-cooler subject – the weather. From panic-buyers emptying superstores to revellers being trapped all night in pubs by snow and the UK running out of gas by Sunday, the media has milked every angle of the cold snap possible. But the Metro’s charity angle has taken it a bit too far, even by tabloid standards.
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.
Civil Society is searching for two new bloggers in a nationwide competition to find fresh voices in the sector.
Acevo and the NHS Partners Network have successfully lobbied for an inquiry into a Primary Care Trust’s decision to only accept tenders for running its community services from NHS organisations.
The Charity Awards 2010 is now open for entries. Now in its 11th year, the Charity Awards recognise excellence in the leadership and management of charities. The Awards provide a perfect opportunity for you to propel your charity’s work into the spotlight, to influence policymakers and funders and to boost the morale of your staff and stakeholders.