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What are the implications for charities of government grant figures?

18 Feb 2015 | David Ainsworth

Central government has published a breakdown of grant spending on the voluntary sector. David Ainsworth breaks down the numbers to find out what they mean.

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What are the implications for charities of government grant figures?

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Venture philanthropy: A new way of attracting large donations

In-house captive funds could be attractive to venture philanthropists looking to make considerable 'investments' in charities. John Pepin sheds some light on exactly what these funds involve and how they work.

English National Opera develops online system to boost ticket sales

The English National Opera has emerged from a well-publicised financial slump to post record box office sales in 2007/08. Clever use of their online ticketing and customer relationship management systems is credited with hauling the institution into a new, more profitable, age, as Ian McKay explains

Biting the donations bullet

What do you do if you are a small charity funded by grants which are due to run out? Ask for donations! But this can be harder than it sounds and needs careful handling, explains Deidre Holes from Hamilton Trust.

Leaders of the pack

The life of a director of fundraising can be challenging as well as rewarding. In the attempt to monitor developments within the role, ranging from salary and gender trends to role responsibilities, along with the professional development opportunities, PF ran a survey.

What does a typical director of fundraising look like?

Likely to be male or female, they will have been in post for three years. Previously they were a head of department or manager and so were pleased with their promotion. The overall income of the charity will be £18.4m, of which they're responsible for earning £5.7m.

Life as a director of fundraising

Lucy Caldicott gives us an insight into her journey from American Express graduate trainee to director of fundraising at CLIC Sargent.

The independent consultant

Patrick Boggon discusses the trials, tribulations and triumphs of building a successful fundraising consultancy.

Minority support: Where are our black philanthropists?

The potential of black and ethnic minority philanthropy in the UK could be far greater than many fundraisers realise, says Mide Akerewusi.

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