10 Mar 2014
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013.
Intelligent Giving is to launch a consultancy service to help charities to improve their annual reports.
A father and son who claimed to be raising money for sick children in order to con donors out of cash have been banned from running companies for 18 years. Bruno Schulz and his son Paul's actions were described as "inherently objectionable" by the Insolvency Service after an investigation into their Scottish companies The Goodwill Children's Cancer Company and Rosebuds. In a newsletter from the companies the pair claimed to have raised £1m for sick chilren, but in fact they raised only £250,000. Out of that total they paid themselves £190,000 as salary.
A new £3.2m grant scheme is available to charities helping disadvantaged groups with housing and financial issues.
Solid research is key to knowing how to get a successful capital campaign off the ground.
Surely it's for each organisation to decide whether contract delivery fits with their ethos and business model.
Relationship fundraising is more than a buzz word for some, but for Kimberley McKenzie it is a beautiful and profitable thing in practice.
This year’s PF’s Most Influential Poll is now open and we have already had a rush of responses from people expressing their views on who matters in fundraising. As PF editor I remain impartial, but I was very interested to read Derek Humphries point of view on his blog on UK Fundraising.
The chief executive of the Association of Charity Shops has announced she is stepping down as the organisation steps up lobbying for changes to gift aid. Lekha Klouda (pictured front left), who has been with the ACS since its establishment in 1999, plans to retire at the end of the year.