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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Continental drift: Changes in cross-border giving in Europe

Are your next big donors in Sweden? Austria perhaps? The law is changing around European residents being able to give tax-effectively to charities in other European Union countries, potentially opening up the floodgates to cross-border competition for donors.

JustGiving London Marathon figures up as new clubs partnership launches

JustGiving claims it has not yet been affected by Virgin’s fundraising platform, as recent figures for the upcoming London Marathon show sign-ups steady and a rise in donations.

Amnesty International second-in-charge moves to consultancy

Kate Gilmore, the deputy secretary general at Amnesty International, will on Monday take up a position as a consultant at the firm The Management Centre.

Gift aid - let's be careful with what we fix

There needs to be more thought around the proposed changes to gift aid, according to Adrian Beney who has his own views about what's wrong with the composite rate.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Best job in the world

It is encouraging to see so many charities make it into the line up of best companies to work for, but for many fundraisers disillusionment can come as part of the job.

Major donors willing to invest in self sufficiency and social enterprise

High net worth individuals are willing to invest in organisations’ income generation schemes, even if that means losing their own tax benefit, according to new research.

Breakthrough on confusion over telephone fundraising regulations

Charities have been given assurances that while calling donors registered on the Telephone Preference Service is a technical breach of the Information Commissioner’s Office regulations, the ICO will not take action against a charity unless a sufficient number of call recipients complain.

Charity Commission clears George Galloway charity of giving funds to Hamas

The Charity Commission has cleared George Galloway’s Viva Palestina appeal of having links to Hamas, but has criticised several aspects of the way it has been run.

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