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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge 2

21 Aug 2014 | Alice Sharman

Macmillan has hit back against accusations on social media that it has hijacked #icebucketchallenge, saying the craze has been raising money for cancer charities in New Zealand since July.

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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge

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GuideStar loses another director

GuideStar UK director Les Hems has left the organisation to take up a new role as director of research at the Centre for Social Impact in Sydney, Australia.

Two new matching services from The Big Give

The Big Give is launching two new matching services – one to marry up charities with prospective trustees and another to introduce art students to small charities that don’t have logos.

Legacy income falls not as drastic as predicted

The legacy market is unlikely to fall as drastically as economists first predicted, according to the latest report.

Gift aid proposals could be 'non-starters', warns Institute

The Institute of Fundraising fears that gift aid reforms mooted in yesterday’s government report could be “complete non-starters” as chief executive Lindsay Boswell reiterates concerns there will be no action on gift aid before the general election.

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.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

Refreshed Compact is launched

The refreshed Compact, outlining commitments for a working partnership between government and the voluntary sector, has launched today following a storm of controversy on the government’s recent breach of Compact guidelines.

Gift aid research finds major donors unswayed by tax relief changes

Government research into possible reform of gift aid has concluded that higher rate tax payers are unlikely to be massively deterred by tax reform, and appears to favour the introduction of a 37p-per-£1 gift aid rebate directly to charity for all donations.

RSPCA to carry new strapline after Scottish SPCA dispute

RSPCA adverts will now feature explanation that the charity does not operate in Scotland as part of a memorandum of understanding struck between it and the Scottish SPCA.

Government aid spending does not impact on individual giving

Individual giving to overseas development causes is in no way linked to government spending in the area, according to the latest research.

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