Mike Wade, director of fundraising and communications, NDCS

Get involved or risk bad charity policies, fundraisers told

30 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Fundraisers need to be more involved in policy-making or risk the government “losing the plot” when it comes to issues that affect the sector, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s policy advisory board said yesterday.


Get involved or risk bad charity policies, fundraisers told

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Crisis or opportunity? The case for mergers

It is interesting to see that Crisis are yet again in merger discussions. The number of mergers we are seeing in the sector can only be a good thing even if they are driven by necessity.

Winning ticket: Gambling legator bets on Oxfam

A series of betting slips left to Oxfam through a man’s legacy could land the charity over £300,000 in the next ten years.

Clic Sargent scores £3m from Wetherspoon partnership

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon staff across the United Kingdom have raised over £3m over the course of an eight-year partnership with Clic Sargent.

BHF installs point of sale system in its 600 charity shops

British Heart Foundation, owner of the UK’s second largest charity shop chain, has chosen to install Toshiba Tec’s ST-A10 TouchPOS system in its 600 stores.

I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Barnardo's in the clear, says ASA

A television advertisement depicting a teenage girl running away from home, taking drugs and being sexually exploited does not violate broadcasting legislation, a recent ruling has found.

Uprising against chugger 'blight' in Edinburgh

A groundswell of discontent about face-to-face fundraising is building in Edinburgh, as a national newspaper backs calls from business leaders and politicians for a crackdown on chugging.

Advertisers ask ASA to extend its remit to online social networks

The Advertising Standards Authority looks set to extend its remit to include communications on websites, and other non-paid-for space online, such as social networks.

RSPCA warns on legacy appeal case

The RSPCA and three other large charities have issued a statement warning of huge implications for the sector if the RSPCA loses its forthcoming appeal against the High Court ruling that cost it a £2m legacy.

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