Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF
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Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 


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Institute campaigns on cheque abolition proposal

The Institute of Fundraising is launching a campaign to highlight the importance of cheques to charities following a proposal to phase out the payment form.

London Underground tax efficient giving campaign launched

Charities Aid Foundation and the United Nations are running a two-week campaign on the London Underground to get people to donate to charities tax-efficiently.

Update: £31.5m donated to DEC Haiti appeal

More than £31.5m has been donated to the Disasters Emergency Commitee Haiti appeal, less than a week after launching the campaign.

NCVO holds talks on music licensing change

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.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

Institute moots new 'Right to Ask' umbrella brand for all fundraising policy

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.

Spike in major giving expected after April tax change

Charities could see a spike in giving from major donors following the top tax rate change in April.

Report predicting £74bn giving boost unsound, says Saxton

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.

Anti-bullying sector embroiled in 'PR disasters'

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.

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