7 Oct 2014
The Motor Neurone Disease Association has raised £6.8m from the viral fundraising craze the ice bucket challenge, while Macmillan raised £4.5m.
The long history of the cheque could soon be coming to an end, but that does not mean that cheque donors will suddenly turn their backs on their charities.
Charitable foundations are “underutilised” and should be required by law to spend at least 5 per cent of their total endowment each year, according to a report by Cass Business School.
Nearly £10m in grants has been awarded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission as part of a funding programme that was 50-times over-subscribed.
More than £1.75m has been donated to the BBC Children in Need appeal via mobile phones, the first time the charity has ever used text-message donations.
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
David Philpott, chief executive of the London Air Ambulance charity, has been sacked as he was investigating allegations about conflicts of interest and misuse of funds against some of the trustees.
The British Heart Foundation’s calendar designed specifically for use on the desks of funeral directors has been awarded the title of Professional Fundraising's Charity Calendar of the Year.
Two top fundraising directors have left long careers in charities to work in agencies.
Proposals to abolish the use of cheques within a decade has prompted a mixed response from charities, as the Institute of Fundraising pledges to consult with its members over a possible unified reaction to the move.
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