26 Nov 2014
A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.
Crisis, the homelessness charity, is attempting to attract donations in multiples of £1,200 by selling 'unit investments' modelled on a corporate share offer. Instead of getting a financial return on their investment, investors in the Urban Investors programme are guaranteed a social return. Crisis has estimated that the social value it can derive from each £1 invested is £3.66, so promises investors a social return on investment (SRoI) of 3.66:1.
A direct mail campaign to commemorate the death of Britain’s last surviving World War 1 veteran has recorded exceptional results for a veterans’ charity. Following the death of World War 1 veteran Henry Allingham, St Dunstan’s, a charity founded during the war and which has provided care and rehabilitation for veterans since, embarked on a direct mail campaign to existing supporters.
Justgiving more than doubled its pre-tax profits to £1.39m in 2008, and its chief executive Zarine Kharas earned a basic salary of £141,667 plus £32,327 from an employee profit-share scheme. Although its four directors - chief executive Zarine Kharas, managing director Anne-Marie Huby, John Huysmans and Bela Hatvany – still did not recommend paying a dividend, they collected salaries totalling £428,286, new accounts show.
The second real-world Twitter gathering has raised nearly one and a half times the amount as the first one held just seven months earlier. A simultaneous series of Twestivals, held in hundreds of cities around the world over a couple of days in September had raised more than $362,000 as Professional Fundraising went to press, a significant improvement on the $250,000 raised by the same event held inFebruary.
With comments like those, maybe he should resign.
The shark-infested waters of consultancy can be daunting to navigate, says Helena Sharpstone.
Most people still want to keep giving, and not every charity is experiencing increased demand as a result of the recession. Beth Breeze writes as part of a series of four expert articles this month following the UK Giving report.
There is nothing alarming in the latest giving statistics, now charities need to display calm and consistency to their faithful donors. Cathy Pharoah writes as part of a series of four expert articles this month following the UK Giving report.
The latest giving statistics show great contradictions in patterns of donating, with big question marks over higher end philanthropy. Eleanor Shaw writes as part of a series of four expert articles this month following the UK Giving report.