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Stand Up To Cancer raises over £14.5m

21 Oct 2014 | Alice Sharman

This weekend's Stand Up To Cancer event has raised over £14.5m so far, and that figure is continuing to increase as money comes in.

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There is an “overwhelming case” for an early review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme because most of the charities it was aimed at either do not know about it, cannot understand it, or are not eligible for it, a group of umbrella bodies has said.

Charities 'must continue to fight for the right to influence policy'

Civil society organisations must not give up the fight to influence policy and governments, the international executive director of Greenpeace has said.

Islamic Relief Worldwide income falls by £18m

Islamic Relief Worldwide has seen its income drop from £100m in 2012 to £82m in 2013, according to the charity’s annual accounts.

Charity criticised after refusing to pay Ashya King’s parents' legal fees

Kids 'n' Cancer UK has been criticised for saying it will not pay the legal fees of the family of Ashya King, despite receiving £50,000 worth of donations for Ashya King’s cause, after the NHS said that it would pay for his treatment.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Save the Children Gaza ad

Storytelling has to be matched to a ‘big idea’, fundraising consultant Stephen Pidgeon has said.

 

Blackbaud launches online giving platform for individual fundraisers

Blackbaud has launched its online giving platform, everydayhero, for fundraisers in the UK in a bid to give its 350 Heroix users access to a wider pool of fundraisers.

National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

Charities 'are not building relationships with donors'

“Our donors are victims of fundraising processes,” Giles Pegram told delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands yesterday.

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