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The 2014 London Marathon is on track to raise more than £53m for good causes and break the Guinness World Record for the most charity fundraising at a single annual event for the eighth year running.
Research into charities enthusiasm for, and under-use of, SMS technology is available for public viewing online.
Action for Children's controversial TV advertisement featuring an autistic child has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority. The advert, titled ‘My story. Dan’, featured an animation of a young child with autism in which the child’s autism was depicted as a monster-like creature. ASA received 61 individual complaints about the advert and one complaint from the autism support and campaigning network Autreach.
Do charities who took donations from fraudster Bernard Madoff have a moral obligation to return the money? Like many clever fraudsters, Bernard Madoff, the investment banker who was jailed for 150 years this week for robbing investors of £40bn, fuelled his lies with the cover of respectability, which included major philanthropy to maintain his position in high society.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
The BigGive is launching another match funding challenge, this time putting a record £3m up for grabs. Charities have until June 27 to apply to become one of 250 charities eligible to benefit from the match funding challenge, which will become active on December 7.
On a day that even the Iranian uprising has been relegated to the inside pages of high-end newspapers, it's important to remember those stories that get lost in the news cycle.
Arts Council England has unleashed a recession hardship fund for the arts worth double the value of that released by the Government for the entire voluntary sector in the Budget last week. A £40m grants programme has been opened up by the Council for artists and arts organisations struggling as a result of the recession. It follows the unveiling of a £20m hardship fund for the sector as a whole released as part of the Budget last Wednesday, 22 April; a fund which divided opinion among charities.
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