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Charities miss out on more than £1bn a year in donations, says survey 1

28 Aug 2015 | Emily Corfe

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

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Charities miss out on more than £1bn a year in donations, says survey

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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.

IoF Convention to move to Barbican after 10 years at London Metropole

The Institute of Fundraising has announced that it has changed the venue of its annual National Fundraising Convention from the London Hilton Metropole to the Barbican Centre.

Asda to give out £360,000 from plastic bag levy to small community charities

Community charities can now apply for 180 grants worth £2,000 each, awarded from money raised by supermarket giant Asda through its plastic bag levy.

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Disability charity Scope has announced a large-scale launch of its “Steptember” fundraising challenge, to raise money for its beneficiaries and their families.

The PFRA's updated logo

The PFRA has announced that it will change its name in September, so as to provide “extra clarity to the sector and wider public.”

Former GoGen directors incorporate company with Companies House

Giuseppe Iantosca, the former director of GoGen, has confirmed that he and his former business partner have incorporated a new fundraising agency and are “assessing the viability” of launching later this year.

ICO demands fundraising code amendments which could prevent charities calling three in four donors

The Information Commissioner's Office has “specifically requested” changes to fundraising rules to enforce stricter compliance with the Telephone Preference Service, which could prevent charities calling up to three in four donors.

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