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‘There’s no question Oxfam was culpable in fundraising scandals’, says Mark Goldring

30 Sep 2016 | Emily Corfe

Oxfam was culpable in fundraising scandals of last summer because it failed to supervise its contractors, according to its chief executive Mark Goldring.

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 ‘Charities do not have the technology to comply with the Fundraising Preference Service’

Only a handful of large charities have the technological tools to comply with the Fundraising Preference Service, according to a consultation response from CRM software provider Blackbaud.


Sport Relief 2016 raises record £72.5m

Comic Relief has announced that its biennial fundraising event, Sport Relief, raised a record £72.5m, on the day that its chief executive Kevin Cahill departs the charity.

 Free online guide to more than 180,000 historical grants

An online tool to let charities search more than 180,000 grants awarded over the past dozen years has been developed by a transparency charity, with the backing of large UK’s foundations.

Barnardo’s opens 89 charity shops and aims to be ‘biggest chain in the country’

Barnardo’s opened 89 charity shops last year, and has overtaken Oxfam to become the second largest charity retail chain in the UK, according to figures from the annual Charity Shops Survey, which will be published on Monday.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Heritage Lottery Fund launches £10m to improve youth engagement

The Heritage Lottery fund has today launched a £10m pilot programme and is inviting groups of charities and other organisations to apply for funding.

TSB bank raised double the amount for charity after switch from national to local focus

TSB has raised £1m for local charities, which is double the amount it was raising when it had a single national charity of the year.

Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn

Foundation grantmaking has increased despite pressure on incomes, according to this year’s annual Foundation Giving Trends report.

David Archer, ActionAid's director of programmes

ActionAid has distanced itself from a warning made by its director of programmes that NGOs are reluctant to stand up to the Department for International Development, stressing that it welcomes the commitment to aid made by the new Secretary of State.


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