Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

21 Oct 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Age UK spent £1.81m on 120 redundancies in 2014, on top of £1.17m last year, as part of a review of the structure of the organisation, according to its latest annual accounts.


Age UK spends £1.8m in latest round of redundancies

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Charity gifts come to Facebook

Facebook is to launch a charity gift scheme, according to an announcement at a US conference. Randi Zuckerberg (pictured), Facebook's director of development, told the Social Good conference in New York on Friday that the social network is planning to expand its gift shop to include a facility for users to send virtual charity gifts to their friends.

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 Virgin Money Giving launches

Virgin Money Giving, the latest rival to Justgiving, has launched today. The website, developed by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money and which will be the official fundraising platform for the London Marathon 2010, claims to be the most cost-effective fundraising website for charities.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

'Racist' Kids Company adverts banned

Two Kids Company posters have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority which has branded the adverts 'racist'. The ASA has upheld three complaints that the two posters depicting troubled black teenagers were racist, offensive and misrepresented the causes of youth violence.

Institute advice 'lost in translation'

The Institute of Fundraising has suggested Wandsworth Council to take its complaints about street fundraising to the Fundraising Standards Board, even though the FRSB does not have jurisdiction over such complaints. Following last week’s clash between the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) and Wandsworth Council over the presence of face-to-face fundraisers in Tooting, the Institute stepped in to support the PFRA in its stance against the council.

BingoLotto to launch at 22,000 Tesco checkouts

A charity TV lottery that raised £100,000 for sports bodies during its six-week pilot last year is now launching nationally with gamecards going on sale at every Tesco checkout in England, Scotland and Wales.

Fundraising research money must be reallocated

Not enough money has been put into fundraising research, according to the Fundraising Standards Board and Public Fundraising Regulatory Association. The two bodies are calling on the Economic and Social Research Centre (ESRC) to change its guidelines for the £600,000-round of research funding in January next year, arguing that research on fundraising has been neglected.

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