Daily Mail launches personal attacks on fundraising directors
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8 Jul 2015 | Alice Sharman

Fundraising directors at Oxfam, the NSPCC, Macmillan and the British Red Cross have been the subjects of personal attacks in the Daily Mail’s latest article on charities and their practices.

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Media mogul leaves £175m legacy to forest charity

Heart of England Forest, a forest restoration charity in Warwickshire founded by publishing mogul Felix Dennis, has confirmed that Dennis left the organisation at least £175m in his will.

GoGen fundraising agency ceases to trade with 485 jobs lost

Telephone fundraising agency GoGen has announced plans to stop trading and close all four of its offices, with the loss of 485 jobs.

Funders must work better with charities, warns BIG England chair

Charities and funders need to “get each other better” the chair of Big Lottery Fund England has said.

Telephone fundraising

Save the Children is set to ban cold calling following the death of Olive Cooke in May.

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

Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Nine charity sector umbrella organisations have warned the Chancellor that if he does not address the complexity issues surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in Wednesday’s Budget, increasing the amount charities can claim may not have any benefit.

Around 30 charities responsible for almost half all fundraising complaints, FRSB finds

Just 2 per cent of the FRSB's membership are responsible for 46 per cent of all fundraising complaints, according to the Fundraising Standards Board Complaints Report 2015, published today.

‘People feel pressurised’ by fundraising, says Gosschalk on One Show

Alan Gosschalk, director of fundraising at Scope, has said that “clearly people feel pressurised” by some aspects of telephone and direct mail fundraising in an appearance last night on the One Show.

Parliamentary inquiry opened into charity fundraising

The Public Administration Select Committee has announced the key areas of its inquiry into fundraising practices and has called on charities to submit written evidence.

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