18 Sep 2014
The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of Families Against Neuroblastoma and appointed two interim managers to take control of its assets while it investigates concerns over the charity’s governance.
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, charities are well placed to negotiate better deals from agencies, says Alison Cowan It’s a tough market out there, and your first thoughts are probably not for the agencies that rely on corporate marketing budgets - usually the first spend to be cut in a recession.
Puzzled by inconsistent responses at legacy-focused supporter events, staff at Action for Children turned to social psychology and achieved remarkable results, as Matthew Lagden reports.
The Association of Charity Shops has appointed Warren Alexander at its new chief executive. Alexander will begin in November, having previously been chief executive of Core, a charity which funds research into gut and liver disease.
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.
Someone very close to me died about six months ago. Because she received care from a particular organisation and because I wanted to do something positive at a dark time, I did what lots of her friends and relatives did, I chose to make a donation to a charity in her name. I did this online and told them clearly the reason for my gift (they gave me a neat little drop down box to help me do so).
BingoLotto has been axed less than a month after launch due to a lack of interest in the game. The national fundraising bingo game, which aired on Virgin 1 and was on offer at 2,000 Tesco stores across the UK, has been scrapped after disappointing ticket sales.
Bmycharity has scrapped all fees and commission charges on its fundraising pages, making online sponsorship entirely free to charities. On the day that the ballot opens for next year’s London Marathon, for which Virgin Money Giving will be the official affiliate sponsorship site, Bmycharity has announced that from midnight last night it will not charge anything to process sponsorship donations to charities
Newspaper coverage of philanthropy and the recession between September last year and April this year contained eight pessimistic portrayals of a ‘vulnerable’ sector for every one article that depicted the sector as robust and resilient, a study shows. The inherent danger in this is that such stories can affect confidence in giving and create self-fulfilling prophecies of a giving recession, the researchers suggest.