RNLI to accept digital currency donations
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RNLI to accept digital currency donations

1 Aug 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

RNLI has become the first major UK charity to accept donations in the digital currency, Bitcoin, in a bid to attract new supporters.

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National Social Enterprise Mark launches despite slow pilot

The Social Enterprise Mark is to be rolled out nationally next week, despite a local pilot significantly failing to meet its membership target.

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Cancer Research UK’s Paul Farthing has been recruited to head fundraising at the new charity created by the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged.

Conservatives will expect even more of sector, admits Letwin

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Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has expressed his “regret” that charities focus so much effort on campaigning, just hours after NCVO chief Stuart Etherington and former Shelter head Adam Sampson lauded civil society's campaigning activities.

Funding Commission report delayed as remit widened

The Funding Commission, set up by the NCVO a year ago to examine ways of transforming the funding climate for civil society organisations, is not expecting to publish its final report for several more months.

Haiti relief effort ‘polluted by power politics’, says Lancet

The Disasters Emergency Committee has hit back at claims in a Lancet editorial that the Haiti earthquake relief effort has been marred by competition among aid agencies, as it reports its fundraising total has reached £42m.

Update: DEC raises £42m for Haiti earthquake appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee Haiti earthquake appeal has now raised £42m, a week after launching its television campaign.

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