Donations double in one day following Marathon runner’s death

Donations double in one day following Marathon runner’s death

16 Apr 2014 | Alice Sharman

The amount donated to the National Osteoporosis Society, the charity 42-year-old Robert Berry was running for at the weekend's London Marathon, has reached over £60,000 since his death.


Donations double in one day following Marathon runner’s death

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NCVO recession giving campaign stalled

The giving campaign mooted by NCVO back in January has been delayed as a result of staff changes at the umbrella organisation. Ann Blackmore (pictured), who took up the position of head of campaigns and communications in June, told Charity News Alert that progress has been delayed due to a change of staff, and that she hopes a campaign will be up and running later in the summer.

Big Lottery Fund boosts funding to civil society organisations

The Big Lottery Fund will allocate a greater proportion of its grants to the voluntary sector and release an extra £43m worth of recession funding, as part of its new funding strategy.

BIG defends international programme grants

The Big Lottery Fund has defended its international grants programme against criticism aired in a tabloid newspaper.

'Heavenly fundraisers' not big on ethics

The lack of interest in ethics at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention leaves a large room empty, and colder than normal.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Red Nose Day brings in record-breaking total

Red Nose Day has raised a record £80m for charity this year. The final total is the result of a number of fundraising efforts, with corporate partners producing particularly good figures; Stella McCartney t-shirts sold at TK Maxx raised more than £3.3m, while Sainsbury’s brought in more than £11m via the sale of red noses. Comic Relief chief executive Kevin Cahill said the organisation was impressed with the feat, particularly in light of the recession. “We’ve been bowled over by this extraordinary result.

The Convention: an argument for grammar

Celina Ribeiro unleashes her non-conventional fury at the grammatical faux pas of convention...

Looking ahead to Convention...

I’m typing this from seat 36K on my flight from Toronto to London, on what seems like an annual pilgrimage to London for the Institute convention. It dawned on me whilst typing away that this is my 6th time at the Convention, and ironically 3 of them have been whilst living abroad, in Australia and now in Canada. So it’s fair to say I must like it given the distance I travel to be here for just a few days.

Tweeting from the National Convention

Conferences are an ideal time to try out the power of Twitter and connect with other people attending. And people *not* attending.

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