Sir Stuart Etherington

Charities should only phone public when they have specific consent, NCVO working group report says 1

27 Sep 2016 | Fundraising | Kirsty Weakley

Charities should only call people who have specifically given their permission to be contacted by them, the NCVO working group on opt-in fundraising has recommended.


Charities should only phone public when they have specific consent, NCVO working group report says

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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.

Charities are elitist because society is elitist, Labour Party Conference hears

Some parts of the charity sector are elitist, but this is partly because the rest of society is elitist, the director of Class said at a Labour Party Conference fringe event hosted by Acevo yesterday.

Tanya Steele to replace David Nussbaum as head of WWF-UK

Tanya Steele has been appointed the new chief executive of WWF-UK, taking over from the departing David Nussbaum.


Charities must play a crucial role in supporting the government to deliver a Brexit strategy, a new report by CAF urges. 

There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.

» If trustees are to blame for the fundraising crisis, how do we improve how they work?

MEP: Charities must make their voices heard during Brexit discussions

A Labour MEP has said that charities have a “crucial” role to play as Britain redefines its relationship with the rest of the world post-Brexit.

House of Lords

Lord Rooker has said that charitable trusts should not see their capital as “sacrosanct” and that the House of Lords Committee on Charities might recommend that foundations should be forced to spend a certain amount.

David Archer

Aid agencies are becoming too dependent on the Department for International Development and instead should be standing up to it, the director of programmes at ActionAid said at a Labour Conference fringe event yesterday.

Eduserv agrees £138,000 payment to retiring CEO without telling full board

Eduserv, a charity that provides IT services to the public sector, agreed to pay its retiring chief executive a settlement totalling £138,303 without the knowledge of the full board, documents seen by Civil Society News show.

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