7 Oct 2014
The Motor Neurone Disease Association has raised £6.8m from the viral fundraising craze the ice bucket challenge, while Macmillan raised £4.5m.
NCVO met with music licensing body PPL last week to discuss its concerns over forthcoming licensing charges for charities that play recorded music in public.
The Institute of Fundraising is mustering support for a sector-wide public-facing campaign that will reinforce the message that fundraisers have every right to ask for money on behalf of beneficiaries.
Charities could see a spike in giving from major donors following the top tax rate change in April.
A report last week predicting that giving could be boosted by £74bn by the introduction of two major donor-centric reforms has come under fire by consultant Joe Saxton.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
Bullying UK has attacked fellow anti-abuse charity Beatbullying and schools minister Ed Balls for a week of "public relations disasters" which it says has damaged the anti-bullying sector.
The suggestion that £74bn could be pumped into charities via remainder trusts and a new type of trust, as proposed by a paper last week, is not supported by either evidence or demand, says Joe Saxton.
I was shocked that for a large part of Wednesday, when many charities appeals were under way, the Disaster Emergency Committee’s website stated it was “assessing the situation” in Haiti.
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