26 Nov 2014
Unicef is calling on people to record their own version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to be used in multi-lingual version of the song, and Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman and Priyanka Chopra are among those that have appeared in a video to inspire people to take part.
The DEC fundraising effort has been brilliant, the efforts of a seven-year-old who cycled around his local park has been similarly spectacular, but no one would claim that Haitians have got the kind of response any human being would hope for in such a situation.
Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has said the Tories will ask the voluntary sector to go beyond its current capacity if it wins the next election.
Concerns have been voiced across the sector about the planned abolition of cheques in 2018, but little has been said about the alternatives that will be developed and the benefits of offering a suite of payment options to donors, says Scott Gray.
Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has expressed his “regret” that charities focus so much effort on campaigning, just hours after NCVO chief Stuart Etherington and former Shelter head Adam Sampson lauded civil society's campaigning activities.
With comments like those, maybe he should resign.
The Funding Commission, set up by the NCVO a year ago to examine ways of transforming the funding climate for civil society organisations, is not expecting to publish its final report for several more months.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has hit back at claims in a Lancet editorial that the Haiti earthquake relief effort has been marred by competition among aid agencies, as it reports its fundraising total has reached £42m.
The Disasters Emergency Committee Haiti earthquake appeal has now raised £42m, a week after launching its television campaign.
The value of grant-making fell last financial year despite a record amount of money going in to trusts from private individuals.