5 Jul 2016
The minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, has said charities too often focus on “outdated operating models”, and are too reliant on public grants that are “unsustainable in the long term”.
The government’s proposed anti-advocacy clause risks turning charities into “silent service-providing machines”, the chief executive of Charity Finance Group, Caron Bradshaw has warned.
Our regular round-up of the top stories about charities in the mainstream media.
Brooke, the charity for working horses and donkeys, has rebranded and launched a new website after discovering that 75 per cent of people who tried to use its old website gave up before making a donation.
The chief executive of homelessness charity Shelter has written to the government to ask them to stop using his charity's name in defence of an anti-advocacy policy.
I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.
Research showing the fastest growing charities between 2008-09 and 2012-13 has found that public money is the most common route to large-scale growth.
Poverty relief charity Concern Worldwide has issued an apology for taking hundreds of pounds extra from the bank accounts of 25,000 regular donors.