18 Sep 2014
Tesco has announced that it will donate the profits made from an increase in sales of ice to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which has now received over £3m through donations from the ice bucket challenge.
A new face-to-face fundraising company has been set up by key figures from Dialogue Direct, which collapsed last month. Real Fundraising was formed on October 28 - the day after Dialogue Direct announced it was being forced into voluntary liquidation as a result of an outstanding tax bill, according to Companies House records.
Senior figures in civil society have been paying tribute to Lady Winifred Tumim CBE, former chair of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations from 1996 to 2001, who died suddenly last week.
Four in five British charities expect income from voluntary donations to rise or remain steady over the coming year, according to new research. And their continental counterparts are even more optimistic. Figures from the latest annual State of the Non-profit Industry (SONI) report suggest that two-fifths of British charities expect donations to rise and another two-fifths predict they will stay the same.
Great news, I have a terrible fondness for Sir Terry, he really has his heart in the right place, they fund some great stuff, their evaluation reporting really has become cutting edge.
Most days we are rung at Thames Reach by somebody who wants to help the homeless; it is really rather gratifying. Media bods come with propositions intended to shed fresh light on ‘The Plight of the Homeless’. The Big Idea often involves them sleeping rough on the street to give a ‘down and dirty’ account of what it is like to be a rough sleeper. Quite often they are genuinely unaware that a proposal of this type is put to us at least once a month.
Guide Dogs has launched its own virtual gifts website to capitalise on the pre-Christmas shopping rush. The 'Dog-e-gifts' site went live last week, along with a catalogue. The charity hopes to raise £200,000 in Christmas sales as a result of the initiative which gives donors a more tangible donation option.
The Institute of Fundraising is drawing together a coalition to fight against proposed changes to the European Union Data Protection Directive, which could impose tougher restrictions on fundraising Europe-wide. The EU has established a working party, Article 19 Working Party, to investigate possible changes to the directive which could involve limiting the ability of organisations to access personal data for fundraising calls.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has announced that it has failed to come to an agreement with its benefactor the Lloyds Banking Group to ensure its future funding.
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