EU data protection proposals would kill fundraisers’ mailing lists, says report
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EU data protection proposals would kill fundraisers’ mailing lists, says report 1

28 Aug 2014 | David Ainsworth

Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.

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Compact and volunteering proposals included in Labour manifesto

A consultation on making the Commission for the Compact a statutory body and the creation of a National Youth Community Service are among the pledges contained in the Labour Party’s 2010 manifesto, released yesterday.

Celebrities to serve at Oxfam's Selfridges store

Oxfam is collaborating with the A-list to open "Britain's biggest charity pop-up shop" in the famous Selfridges department store in London. For the first week customers will not only be able to purchase items pre-owned by celebrities, but will be served by them as well.

Dreams founder unveils new charity 'hub' in Bucks

The founder of bedrooms business Dreams has set up a new charity which is developing a 12-acre property in Buckinghamshire that he hopes will become home to up to 30 different charities.

US charity offering addicts cash for sterilisation plans UK expansion

A US-based charity that has paid over 3,000 female drink and drug addicts to undergo semi-permanent or permanent birth control is making moves to expand into the UK.

The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

New charity shop model will let customers choose who benefits

A new model of charity shop that opened in south London last week intends eventually to give its customers the opportunity to choose the organisations that benefit from the takings.

NAAFI brews a special blend of fundraising for heroes

Nothing says Britain quite like a good cup of tea – something the not-for-profit commercial wing of the British armed forces, the NAAFI, (Navy, Army & Air Force Institutes) has chosen to capitalise on in a bid to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Chugger career mapping

Like the Institute of Fundraising, the PFRA is also looking at mapping routes into the voluntary sector through being a face-to-face fundraiser.

Dispatches displays 'breathtaking ignorance', say London Marathon organisers

The London Marathon Charitable Trust and the London Marathon Ltd have released a damning joint statement in response to a Channel 4 Dispatches programme to be aired tonight, which will claim that up to three-quarters of the funds raised last year by the world’s biggest annual fundraising event never reached good causes.

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