Behind the scenes at Kids Company

Behind the scenes at Kids Company 1

27 Jul 2015 | David Ainsworth

Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances. David Ainsworth spent a day with the charity to try and get under the skin of an unusual organisation.


Behind the scenes at Kids Company

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Having lots of society lotteries under a single brand has been vital to building a sustainable funding stream for disadvantaged neighbourhoods, says John Hume.

Complaints about fundraising are increasing, and fast. But why?

David Ainsworth looks at the key figures from the FRSB complaints report, and finds a trend of consistently rising public dissatisfaction.

Will the FRSB's recommendations damage fundraising?

Yesterday the FRSB produced a report calling for stringent new restrictions on fundraisers, which will be presented to the IoF’s standards committee today. David Ainsworth looks at some of the key implications.

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How do donors make decisions about giving? Taking a look at scientific research on decision-making may offer some insight into how to decipher the workings of the donor subconscious, finds Stephen Cotterill.

International crowdfunding for Ebola

Eleanor Harrison explains how GlobalGiving’s crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Relief has raised £3m worldwide.

Is crowdfunding right for your charity?

It might not suit all projects, but crowdfunding offers enormous potential for proactive fundraising teams, finds Stephen Cotterill. Is it right for you?

#GivingTuesday makes its mark

Earlier this year, David Ainsworth attended a conference to discuss the implications of the fundraising and awareness day. He reports on what he learned.

How well do you know your donor?

How well do you know your donor? The annual Marketing-GAP tracking study shines some light on trends in donor behaviour, finds Stephen Cotterill.

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