13 Nov 2014
Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.
This month, Fundraising releases the findings of the first survey of those people in the top fundraising positions in the top 100 charities by income. In what will be an annual tracking study we discover who exactly is in charge of filling the purses at the UK’s largest charities. vibeka mair reports from behind the director’s chair
Want to raise your charity’s profile for free? Announce you are being abolished... Last week saw two stories getting a lot of PR coverage: the announcement of the possible abolition of cheques and the retirement of Terry Wogan from the Radio 2 breakfast show. Whilst Tel’s retirement was always going to be big news I am surprised at the huge amount of publicity around cheques.
Civil Society Fundraising hosts a debate about direct mail incentives this month. Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at British Red Cross, says his charity has recruited 500,000 new donors via direct mail packs with enclosures in six years and talks about why his charity will keep using the technique.
A tri-partnership between Deloitte, Cancer Research UK and the NSPCC has brought in more than one and half times the original target. Bethan Wood and Jenny Smith reflect on two years of co-operation in corporate fundraising
It is incredibly important that charities raise larger concerns about broader issues, rather than only focusing on the immediate situation.
The sector needs to set priorities in face-to-face fundraising, but it doesn’t mean prioritising one set of donors above another, says Rupert Tappin
The government has rejected a European Union law which could have jeopardised UK charities’ legacy income.
Christmas is always a nervous time for me. I love giving presents, but really, it’s not just about giving is it? It might be better to give than receive, but that doesn't mean receiving isn't important too.