10 Mar 2014
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a new £150m fund to invest in community-led enterprises across England, the largest ever fund of its kind.
Oxfam is launching a fashion-led publicity campaign to promote its charity shops as beacons of cutting-edge style and sustainable shopping.
The atheists have had a go, and the believers have got their own back. But now, thanks to the caring, sharing nature of the internet, anyone can try their hand at creating a campaign slogan on the side of a bus.
Allegations of political bias have been levelled at the Big Lottery Fund after an investigation revealed handouts of £1m or more are almost four times more likely to be given to projects in Labour constituencies. But BIG has denied any favouritism, saying need is often greater in Labour areas.
I would support the involvement of stakeholders in the debate on pay but it does also need to involve chairs as they are the ones who understand the realisties of hiring the quality of staff that charities need to prosper.
A charity lottery has persuaded almost a third of its 9,000 regular donors to switch from standing orders to direct debit, resulting in lower administration costs and greater control of its finances.
One of life’s eternal, indeed some would say eggsistential debates, is due to be answered on 13 April.
It might be easy to think of consultants as people who are raking it in.In fact I earn less than most of the heads of fundraising I work with; it's as much a lifestyle choice as anything else.I think anyone who works in a for-profit company in this sector will be keenly aware that ultimately it's usually the client's donors who pay for our services. So we had better be good and add real value.