Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day
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Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day

19 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Band Aid 30 became the fastest-selling single of 2014 when it was released yesterday, with 206,000 people downloading it, according to the Official Charts Company.

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Investment assets of major fundraising charities plunge by a fifth

The investment assets of the UK’s largest fundraising charities dropped by 21 per cent last year and investment income fell by £23m, according to new research from Cass Business School.

Direct debit cancellations drop, and total value up

Direct debit cancellation rates have fallen back to pre-recession levels, as new research finds the volume and total value of donations made via direct debit on the rise.

CAF sees new donor activity rise more than three-fold to £70m

New donors setting up Charities Aid Foundation Trust Accounts gave £70m in the first quarter of 2010, more than triple the £20m given for the same period in 2009.

Rare book donated to Oxfam could feed 5,300 families

A rare book donated to an Oxfam book store has raised £37,200 when sold at auction last week. The windfall represents the largest sum ever accrued through the sale of a donated item at auction by Oxfam.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

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Bursaries for small charities to attend IoF IT conference

The Institute of Fundraising is offering bursaries for small charities to attend its IT Special Interest Group’s annual conference.

Office for Civil Society returns in Tory 'Big Society' agenda

The Conservatives have revived an abandoned proposal to re-name the Office for the Third Sector the Office for Civil Society, and has pitched the voluntary sector as key to delivering its Big Society agenda.

Public support for charity ad shock tactics

The public have given the thumbs up to shock tactics in charity advertising, as a new poll shows four out of five people support controversial content in aid of charitable aims.

Donors pessimistic about the future of giving

Donors to charities are not optimistic about the future of Britain’s 'giving' economy, but the majority say they have not changed their giving habits yet.

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