10 Mar 2014
To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March 2014 more than 400 events took place around the UK, with this year’s theme being ‘inspiring change’. Kirsty Weakley takes a look at how some charities decided to mark the day.
The former founder of Freeserve has criticised charities for being too slow to respond to fundraising opportunities presented to them.
The Children’s Trust broadcast live web interviews with its fundraising runners competing in April's London Marathon using ipadio, a new live ‘phonecasting’ tool which allows people to stream content live onto the internet from their mobile phone, anywhere in the world.
Gareth Jones reports on the results of large endowed charities, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, as they battle market uncertainty.
With summer well and truly here, love it or hate it, street fundraising works best in the sunny season, so agencies and in-house teams will be maximising the number of fundraisers on the street.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
Prince Harry's charity has rejected reports that it has left a children's counselling centre in Lesotho high and dry.
A new £10.2m grants programme has been launched by the Human Rights Commission. The Strategic Funding Programme will deliver three-year, project specific grants worth up to £450,000. Grassroots programmes, focusing on individuals and local communities, are the primary target of the new programme. This new programme will form part of the Human Rights Commission's three-year strategy to deliver a fairer, more equal Britain, which is due to be launched sometime in June.
As the MPs' expenses scandal rumbles relentlessly on with bumbled excuses, waving of cheques and ousting of scapegoats, Dai Davies, an independent MP for Wales has suggested a charitable way to make amends. In an early day motion published last week, Davies urged parliament to use the money repaid by MPs for a ‘windfall fund’ to help poor communities in the country and assist small businesses and voluntary organisations struggling through the recession.
25 Mar 2014