15 May 2014
The 2014 London Marathon is on track to raise more than £53m for good causes and break the Guinness World Record for the most charity fundraising at a single annual event for the eighth year running.
Too many charities use the economy as an excuse for not growing income. Tobin Aldrich wonders if they lack ambition.
Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.
The Bath Recreation Ground Trust has decided to apply for leave to appeal last month’s Charity Tribunal decision, which ordered it to replace its board with independent trustees, saying it is “financially unhelpful”.
The Charity Commission is “wildly under-gunned to regulate large charities and does not have the skills and expertise to do it with any credibility”, according to Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation.
Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.
There are ups and downs to being a charity chief executive on social media, says Simon Blake, but it's essential to be part of the conversation.
Cancer Research UK has been named the official charity of next year’s London Marathon and hopes to raise £2.5m towards its work.
Forty-one per cent of charities expect their general situation to improve in the next 12 months, compared to 25 per cent who expect it to worsen, according to data collected by NCVO.
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