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JustGiving page for Manchester Dogs’ Home receives four donations a second

15 Sep 2014 | Alice Sharman

JustGiving has said that donations going to an appeal for the Manchester Dogs’ Home following an arson attack has doubled its previous record for the highest number of donations per hour.


JustGiving page for Manchester Dogs’ Home receives four donations a second

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Face-to-face attrition rates soar

Donors recruited by face-to-face fundraising are dropping off at higher rates than in the recent past, according to the latest figures. 

Charities Aid Foundation system change leaves charities hanging

Changes to the way Charities Aid Foundation processes direct debits has left charities without information about their direct debit donors and prompted at least one charity customer to leave the organisation.  

CAF Britain's Kindest Kid loses cancer battle

Liam Fairhurst, the first winner of Charities Aid Foundation and Five News’ Britain’s Kindest Kid competition, has lost his battle with cancer aged 14.

Measuring the impact of a 'Fry Tweet'

Of all the UK celebrities on Twitter, Stephen “National Treasure” Fry is perhaps the most widely known. He was certainly one of the first celebrities to use it and now boasts over 650,000 followers – but what happens when he tweets your link?

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

The changing face of Dorothy Donor

Today’s Dorothy Donor will soon be replaced by Debbie, a younger and more demanding model, says Paul Handley.

Children's Society uses community to target baby boomers

Targeting baby boomers made perfect sense to the Children’s Society – after all, it is the boomers who hold 80 per cent of the nation’s wealth. Carolyne Coupel reports on the charity’s carefully calculated campaign.

New tricks: Don't underestimate your older volunteer fundraisers

Not content to leave it to tin-rattling, older supporters of the Royal British Legion have surprised the charity by taking on ever-more physically demanding acts of fundraising. Claire Dowd discusses how the RBL are making the most of their older supporters.

Cash rules, OK?

Our European neighbours appear to be doing well with cash giving. Tony Elischer asks if we should be seeing it in a new light and give donors more options during the recession No one needs to tell you that the pressure is now on. And it’s clear that everyone has heard the message about taking more time to track things, more regularly, using as much analysis as possible to understand what is really happening. The challenge is: what do you do with the answers? And, more importantly, do you have the knowledge, the skills, the ideas and the resources to make the appropriate response?

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