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Marie Curie merges four departments into one and recruits Mothercare executive to lead it 1

13 Nov 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Marie Curie has today announced that it is merging its marketing, fundraising, communications, and policy and public affairs departments to create a new directorate. 

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Legacy fundraisers lack confidence in their strategies, new research finds

Fundraisers lack confidence in their charity's legacy giving strategy and just 8 per cent rate their legacy promotional materials as ‘very effective’, new research shows.

Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

JustGiving launches free guide to raising money using social media

JustGiving and social media consultancy Social Misfits Media have launched a guide to how charities and social enterprises can use social media to reach more people and raise more money.

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The Chancellor has said the government will waive the VAT on the sale of the ceramic poppies from the installation at the Tower of London, which are expected to raise £15m for six military charities.

I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Number of £1m donors continues to rise

Nearly 300 donors gave gifts of more than £1m to charities last year, a 50 per cent rise on the number of such donations over the previous year.

Dan Corry, CEO of NPC

Setting up a charity without checking what other charitable provision already exists is “verging on the immoral”, NPC chief executive Dan Corry will tell a conference at Cass Business School today.

UK is joint-seventh overall in World Giving Index of 135 nations

The UK and Ireland are the fourth most generous nations in terms of giving money to charity, the latest World Giving Index suggests.

European fundraising associations to lobby MEPs over EU data protection proposals

The Institute of Fundraising has met with fundraising associations across Europe to discuss how to lobby against proposed EU data protection legislation that could damage fundraising.

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