13 Mar 2014
NCVO and the Charities Aid Foundation have ditched their annual co-produced philanthropy report, UK Giving, after the 2012 report prompted much criticism within the charity sector.
The NSPCC is concerned it won't meet its annual fundraising target of £140m because of the looming recession, and staff have been asked to take part in an extra fundraising push leading up to Christmas.
Christian Aid has revealed that its ethical gift shop, Present Aid, saw sales in October that were up by 372 per cent on the same period last year. The shop received 506 orders in October 2007, compared to 2,391 this year. Present Aid, which was created in 2004, anticipates that if the upward trend continues it will surpass last year’s total earnings of £2.1m ‘substantially’. A spokeswoman for the charity said there had been no increase in marketing compared to last year.
Charities should consider allowing their donors to take ‘donation holidays' after new research showed that 12 per cent of regular donors have cancelled their direct debits to charities in response to the credit crunch.
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.
This year’s PF team resolution is to get more interactive so I thought I would kick things off by starting my own blog. But what makes a good blog? Having scouted around, I was amazed to find so many types
wherever I‘ve worked, I have seen fundraisers often fall into the traps of not using all of the right measures to assess the true value of certain fundraising activities. Let’s look at Acquisition specifically.
Christmas greetings come with a reminder that fundraising (in its broadest sense) is a cultural activity. People everywhere have a strong sense that givers are blessed by giving. Our man on the Laos border says: “Each morning throughout Thailand monks from Buddhist temples go out to the local areas to collect alms from devotees. In the village of Don Wai where Sarnelli House is situated the Buddhist temple is small compared to other temples and the villagers give food each morning to the monks and in return they receive a blessing.
25 Mar 2014