18 Sep 2014
Oxfam’s total income rose by more than £21m to £389m in the year to March 2014, according to its annual report and accounts published today.
The Directory of Social Change’s Jay Kennedy offers tips for fundraisers about how to access and evaluate grant terms and conditions.
The RSPCA recently lost a dispute over a legacy left in a will worth more than £2m. The courts instead awarded the money to legator’s daughter. Here, Mark Keenan, one of the lawyers representing the daughter, discusses the finer details of the case, and what it means for charities.
The PFRA will be keeping an eye on its agency members following the collapse of one of the biggest operators in face-to-face late last month.
A number of charitable trusts have stopped taking new applications or are delaying making decisions about grants while they wait to see the full impact of the recession on their endowments. Consultant Simon George, who founded the Institute of Fundraising’s trusts special interest group, said the current recession was affecting trusts and foundations worse than any previous downturn he could remember.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
Inflation may seem like a thing of the past, but chances are it could return with a vengeance – and fundraisers should be prepared, says Karl Wilding.
Farm Africa has used social media to launch a quirky fundraising campaign called ‘Pimp this Goat’. The campaign, which launched on 29 October, sparked a frenzy of activity on the social networking site Twitter.
Charities need to be liberated to enable them to use the tools of commerce if they are to make any dent in the world’s most intractable problems, Dan Pallotta told delegates at Charity Finance Live last month.
The Fifteen Foundation has had to reconfigure its gala fundraising event this month in response to the gloomy economic atmosphere. While the charity was able to maintain attendee numbers (capped at 250) and hasn’t lowered ticket prices – steady at £650 each - to the annual Big Night Out, it has modified its raffle offering to accommodate for shallower pockets.