James Taylor

You’ve got a (critical) friend

25 Jul 2014

The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can help frontline charities to secure their future, says Amanda Tincknell.


You’ve got a (critical) friend

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Resource Alliance appoints new chief

Hans Wolters has been named as the new chief executive for the Resource Alliance. The incoming chief takes over from Lyndall Stein who has held the post of interim chief executive for eight months following the resignation of Simon Collings earlier this year.

Is the 29th IFC the first global fundraising conference powered by Twitter?

It's the biggest fundraising conference in the world - and this year Twitter's playing a large part, 12 months after being unheard of.

The 'D' word.  A Gothic fantasy.

Gentle fundraiser, come with me on a quick visit to a world very different from our own.It is a nasty and cruel world where people hate each other and do ugly things, especially to their nearest -who are seldom, if ever, their dearest.

 Supporters select cancer of choice in new CRUK marathon event

Cancer Research UK is letting supporters choose which cancer type they want to raise money for in a new mass participation event. Shine, a night-time walking marathon to be held in Manchester next April, is expected to attract 5,000 participants all of whom will be able to select one of 12 cancer research areas they wish to support with their fundraising.

This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.

» BIG withdraws £1m grant to Big Society Network charity

RSPCA and claimant still in dispute over legacy case

The RSPCA has made misleading statements in the wake of losing a High Court battle to keep a legacy worth around £2m, according to the winning claimant Christine Gill. Last week, the RSPCA lost a bid to keep the legacy which was successfully contested by the will-maker's daughter, Dr Gill (pictured with her father).

WaterAid aims to double its turnover by 2015

WaterAid has unveiled an ambitious six year strategy, in which it says it plans to reach an annual turnover of £100m by 2015.

Why shouldn't JustGiving make a profit, asks ex-director

JustGiving’s former client services director has defended the profits and salaries unveiled in the company’s latest accounts and queried why it is less acceptable for it to make decent profits than other companies that supply services to charities.  

Goldman Sachs said to be considering billion-dollar donation

Investment bank Goldman Sachs could become one of the world’s biggest donors to charity, as it considers ways of deflecting expected criticism of predicted large staff bonus payments. Goldman Sachs is said to be considering making a donation in the region of $1bn when it pays out bonuses this year. Pay and bonuses for the banking giant’s staff is expected to be worth around $22bn – a record for the company.

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