Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF

Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 


Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

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Glass workshop, a real-time case study of video

One new site that’s launched this week and is already generating a fair bit of interest is the Glass Workshop. It was built by the charity agency Whitewater, who are working with the charity SolarAid to try and “prove the power of inspirational donor feedback”.

Green, silk with chantilly lace.....

Asking a female the colour of her bra in real life may result in angry or startled faces, however, it appears that the online world has ditched such social decorum and is revealing all, in the name of raising awareness for breast cancer.

Christian Aid integrates fundraising and campaigning

Christian Aid will integrate its fundraising and campaigning operations in an effort to treat supporters more holistically.

Arts funding falls 7 per cent in a year

Donations to the arts fell by 7 per cent last financial year, declining nearly equally across individual, corporate and trust fundraising streams.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Age Concern establishes database business

Age Concern Liverpool will sell a database of 20,000 older people to businesses wanting to tap into the ‘grey market’ as part of a new trading venture.

Santander Community Chest offers charities £250k

Santander is offering £250,000 to community-based good causes in a scheme asking customers to vote for a local charity to receive a slice of the funding pot.

FRSB requests more detail about direct mail complaints

The FRSB is asking its member charities for more detailed information about the number and types of complaints they received about direct mail and telephone fundraising, when they submit their annual complaints return to the regulator this year.

Former football charity boss jailed for stealing £5,000

A former Everton Football Club chief executive has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of stealing thousands of pounds from the club’s charity.

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