10 Mar 2014
The Office for Civil Society has won backing from the Treasury for a new fund, hoped to be worth around £40m, to help voluntary organisations which are in danger of closure.
Donors recruited by face-to-face fundraising are dropping off at higher rates than in the recent past, according to the latest figures.
Changes to the way Charities Aid Foundation processes direct debits has left charities without information about their direct debit donors and prompted at least one charity customer to leave the organisation.
Liam Fairhurst, the first winner of Charities Aid Foundation and Five News’ Britain’s Kindest Kid competition, has lost his battle with cancer aged 14.
Of all the UK celebrities on Twitter, Stephen “National Treasure” Fry is perhaps the most widely known. He was certainly one of the first celebrities to use it and now boasts over 650,000 followers – but what happens when he tweets your link?
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.
Today’s Dorothy Donor will soon be replaced by Debbie, a younger and more demanding model, says Paul Handley.
Targeting baby boomers made perfect sense to the Children’s Society – after all, it is the boomers who hold 80 per cent of the nation’s wealth. Carolyne Coupel reports on the charity’s carefully calculated campaign.
Not content to leave it to tin-rattling, older supporters of the Royal British Legion have surprised the charity by taking on ever-more physically demanding acts of fundraising. Claire Dowd discusses how the RBL are making the most of their older supporters.
Our European neighbours appear to be doing well with cash giving. Tony Elischer asks if we should be seeing it in a new light and give donors more options during the recession No one needs to tell you that the pressure is now on. And it’s clear that everyone has heard the message about taking more time to track things, more regularly, using as much analysis as possible to understand what is really happening. The challenge is: what do you do with the answers? And, more importantly, do you have the knowledge, the skills, the ideas and the resources to make the appropriate response?
25 Mar 2014