10 Mar 2014
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013.
Oscar-scooping film Slumdog Millionaire is proving a boon for charities as its stars and audience work to raise money for impoverished children such as those depicted in the movie.
Organising a trip for 50 supporters to the other side of the world can be challenging in itself, but for charities the most pressing task is how to make these events more environmentally friendly, says Hannah Kelsall-Joel.
Surely it's for each organisation to decide whether contract delivery fits with their ethos and business model.
Small print exists for a reason and charities could save precious time by taking note, says Ben Wittenberg, who is calling for a sector-wide debate on problems facing charities when applying for grants.
It’s not a traditional form of funding, but the Google grants programme presents a real opportunity to charities, as Alex Michael reports.
The Google grants programme has been operating in the UK since April 2004, and is now available in 26 countries. It is run on a voluntary basis by Google staff as part of the company policy that employees spend 70 per cent of their time on their day job, 20 per cent on a different project, and 10 per cent on a third.
Britain lags far behind America in terms of a giving culture, so it’s about time we started actively teaching lessons in philanthropy in schools says Matthew Bowcock. Britain collectively donated a staggering £10.6bn last year, so in spite of the economic climate the shutters are far from down on charitable giving.