Why driving down the cost of giving is a false economy

Why driving down the cost of giving is a false economy

19 Sep 2014 | Fundraising

Charities have driven down the cost of giving, meaning it’s never been cheaper to change the world. Mark Phillips explains why it’s a problem. 


Why driving down the cost of giving is a false economy

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Some charity leaders see themselves as ‘employees of government’

Voluntary bodies and the state have become so intertwined that some charity leaders whose organisations receive government grants see themselves as employees of government, an academic told the audience at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting.

Charity Commission launches inquiry into Worldwide Ummah Aid

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Worldwide Ummah Aid after concerns that a trustee stopped by police may have been leaving the country with charitable funds.

CAN and Senscot part ways with UnLtd over its vision for a 'private-profit social sector'

Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.

Paula Sussex announces a more proactive Charity Commission

The new chief executive of the Charity Commission has promised her organisation will be more proactive and do more to deter wrongdoing in the sector, and has said she plans to restructure the senior management to help achieve this.

Charities are not elected, and in their reports and press releases they claim an authority they may/should not enjoy.

» Charities can't avoid being political

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Earlier this week, at an event organised by the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, some of the sector's leading fundraisers highlighted the campaigns they most admired. Emily Corfe rounds up the best.

No makeup selfie

Fundraisers are too bound up by red tape which prevents them from innovating, an audience of senior fundraisers heard this week.

Liverpool Crown Court (image credit: Oosoom)

Two accountants accused of devising a fraud to claim around £1m in gift aid were found not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week after the prosecution dropped the case against them.

Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.

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