Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita
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Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita 9

9 Jun 2015 | David Ainsworth

Fundraising should become a licensed profession, Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at the British Red Cross, recommended today.

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Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita

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Croydon becomes 100th town to sign site management agreement to limit street fundraising

Croydon in South London has become the 100th town in the UK to sign a regulatory agreement with the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association on restrictions to face-to-face fundraising.

Rob Wilson

Minister for civil society Rob Wilson has announced a “personal ambition” to make social action and volunteering “a feature in the life of almost every person in the UK” over the next five years.

FRSB investigation calls for limit on number of fundraising asks

The Fundraising Standards Board has made a number of recommendations to “strengthen” the Institute of Fundraising's Code of Fundraising Practice.

Big Lottery Fund launches £48.5m grant fund for women’s charities

The Big Lottery Fund has today announced that it will be investing £48.5m into both existing and new voluntary sector initiatives to help women and girls at risk of sexual or domestic abuse.

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

Contactless donations set to soar, CAF study suggests

There is a “massive future” for charity donations using contactless payment technology, according to a survey by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has opened funding applications for a regional £15m fund to tackle social exclusion and long-term unemployment.

Engage Fundraising

A fundraising agency risks losing a string of charity clients today after losing an employment tribunal in which a former employee said she was asked to have an abortion and sacked when she refused.

Friends of the Earth writes to every supporter after Olive Cooke affair

Friends of the Earth has written to registered supporters to ask if they were happy with the way the charity communicated, and says it has received "hundreds of positive responses".

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