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Charities distance themselves from fundraising agency which sacked employee who refused abortion 1

24 Jun 2015 | Emily Corfe

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.

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Institute of Fundraising introduces lay members to Standards Committee

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Amendments proposed to Charities Bill to make all fundraising charities with income over £1m join FRSB

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Observing rule on ‘No Cold Calling’ signs could cost sector £4.3m according to the PFRA

The Institute of Fundraising’s new rule ensuring that fundraisers no longer ignore ‘No Cold Calling’ signs could cost the sector up to £4.3m in donations each year, according to research from the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.

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.

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Almost £35m has been raised by charities using a direct debit processing platform that was rolled out by the Charities Aid Foundation last year.

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JustGiving launched a free guide yesterday to help charities use data to shape fundraising strategies.

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