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British Red Cross, Save the Children and Islamic Relief launch emergency appeals for refugee crisis

4 Sep 2015 | Alice Sharman
Tags: Appeals

The British Red Cross, Save the Children and Islamic Relief have all launched emergency appeals as the refugee crisis in Europe continues to escalate.

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British Red Cross, Save the Children and Islamic Relief launch emergency appeals for refugee crisis

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Microsoft offers UK charities chance to win over £32,000 via social media vote

Microsoft has launched the next stage of its Upgrade Your World intitiative with a social media competition that will see the ten charities with the most votes get a donation of $50,000 (around £32,800).

Cold calling amounted for ‘very little’ of the work at defunct agency GoGen

A former GoGen employee has said that cold calling made up “very little” of the work that he and some 400 others were doing on behalf of charities at the time the agency collapsed. 

Julia Grant, chief executive, Impetus-PEF

Impetus-PEF has announced its largest ever venture philanthropy funding package, worth nearly £8m to three youth charities.

RSPCA to review its use of supporter data after latest Daily Mail article

The RSPCA has said that it will conduct a full review into its use of supporters' data after the Daily Mail accused the charity of paying “investigators to assess how much money donors might leave in their wills”.


The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

FRSB and ICO will investigate after Daily Mail makes fresh claims about charities selling contact lists

The Fundraising Standards Board and information regulator have both said that they will investigate "concerning" allegations in today's Daily Mail about charities selling a dementia sufferer's contact details to catalogue scammers.

Lost donations

Charities that "pester" donors by phone and email are putting people off donating to the tune of £1bn a year, according to a survey.

Charity bike ride to expand to Bristol and Liverpool in 2016

Nightrider, a charity fundraising bike ride, has announced that it will be expanding into two further cities, adding Bristol and Liverpool alongside its original London event.

Commission amends guidance in relation to telephone fundraising

The Charity Commission has amended its guidance on telephone fundraising to make it clear that all charities who use the practice must comply with data protection legislation.

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