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Charities should only phone public when they have specific consent, NCVO working group report says 2

27 Sep 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities should only call people who have specifically given their permission to be contacted by them, the NCVO working group on opt-in fundraising has recommended.

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Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn

Foundation grantmaking has increased despite pressure on incomes, according to this year’s annual Foundation Giving Trends report.

David Archer, ActionAid's director of programmes

ActionAid has distanced itself from a warning made by its director of programmes that NGOs are reluctant to stand up to the Department for International Development, stressing that it welcomes the commitment to aid made by the new Secretary of State.


Tanya Steele to replace David Nussbaum as head of WWF-UK

Tanya Steele has been appointed the new chief executive of WWF-UK, taking over from the departing David Nussbaum.

House of Lords

Lord Rooker has said that charitable trusts should not see their capital as “sacrosanct” and that the House of Lords Committee on Charities might recommend that foundations should be forced to spend a certain amount.



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

Fundraising Regulator has just £1,000 in the bank

The Fundraising Regulator has published its budget for the next 15 months, which show it currently has just over £1,000 worth of surplus in the bank.

Barnardo’s launches ten-year strategy with plans to double fundraising income

Barnardo’s has announced a ten-year strategy which will aim to grow income by a third and change its relationship with commissioners, in order to cope with a predicted 25 per cent increase in beneficiaries.

Fundraising Regulator has 19 ongoing investigations and has received 174 complaints

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed that it currently has 19 ongoing investigations into fundraising practice, and has now received 174 complaints from the public since its launch.

ASA in U-turn over Greenpeace fracking advert ruling

The Advertising Standards Agency has reversed a ruling banning a Greenpeace anti-fracking advert, with the environmental group calling the U-turn an “embarrassment”.

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