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Fundraisers too bound up by red tape, says Unicef fundraising director

18 Sep 2014 | Emily Corfe

Fundraisers are too bound up by red tape which prevents them from innovating, an audience of senior fundraisers heard this week.

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Election candidate makes charity donation promise

Public faith in politicians may be at an all-time low following the expenses scandal, but one candidate is proving his virtue by promising to donate £1,000 a month of his MP salary to charity, should he be elected.

Students step up to save floundering charity store

Media and design students at Leeds Metropolitan University are using their skills to revamp a local PDSA charity shop, in a pilot partnership scheme that could be rolled out UK-wide.

A third of trust applications wasted

Charities have been warned that their trust fundraising strategies could be a waste of time and money as research finds that more than a third of applications for funding to grantmakers are ineligible.

Giving and volunteering rates fall, govt figures show

Fewer Brits are donating their time or money to charities than five years ago, according to government figures released today.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Recycling scheme targets schools

A new recycling scheme targeted at schools across the United Kingdom is aiming to raise an additional £5m of funding for the education sector.

Martyn Lewis set to be next chair of NCVO

Former broadcaster Martyn Lewis looks set to become the next chairman of NCVO after the umbrella body’s board of trustees chose him as their “preferred candidate” today.

Virgin impact on JustGiving London Marathon total mild

The introduction of Virgin Money Giving appears to have had a mild effect on JustGiving’s London Marathon fundraising figures, as the fundraising stalwart predicts its own total fundraising for the event will be short of last year's final total by up to 12 per cent.

Charities struggle to fill Great Run places

Charities have reported difficulty in filling ballot places for next month’s Great Manchester Run following the organisers' decision to expand the field after charities had bought their places.

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