13 Nov 2014
Civil society organisations must not give up the fight to influence policy and governments, the international executive director of Greenpeace has said.
The charity sector is in a “phoney war” in terms of the true impact of the recession, according to a report from the Charity Commission on how trusts and foundations are responding to the economic downturn.
A breast cancer charity being launched this week intends to employ a pyramid fundraising model and social networking in an effort to raise £1m in its first year of existence.
The Institute of Fundraising is planning to replicate its ‘snitch on bad DM’ campaign in the arena of challenge events, by encouraging local residents to report fundraisers’ bad behaviour to the Fundraising Standards Board.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
The response of aid agencies to last week’s Haiti earthquake has been typical, in an impressive sort of way; fast, public, efficient. But in this disaster, for the first time, charities have taken on a new role.
A leading Conservative website claims that the voluntary sector’s ‘dependency’ on statutory funding undermines its credibility as ‘voluntary’.
More than £23m has been donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for the Haiti earthquake victims. The total includes phone and online donations only.