Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

22 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

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.


Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

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Making the most of agencies

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.

The power of persuasion: Psychology boosts legacy pledges

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.

New charity shops honcho named

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.

NAVCA slams ACF for negative semantics on grants

NAVCA has accused the Adventure Capital Fund of discrediting grants by urging organisations to move away from ‘grant dependence’ in its recent guidance on the £70m Communitybuilders Fund.

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.

» Children in Need 2013 raises record-breaking £50m

In memory

In memory

6 Oct 2009
Tags: Legacies

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 scrapped a month into play

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 scraps all fees and charges

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

Negative sector stories outweigh positive by eight to one

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.

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