11 Feb 2016
Sir Stuart Etherington has restated his criticism of trustees and chief executives for their role in this summer’s fundraising scandals, calling for renewed efforts to improve governance.
Over 40 per cent of adults say they are less likely to give to charity after reading recent stories of “aggressive fundraising” tactics in national newspapers, according to a poll published today.
Kirsty Weakley rounds up the learning from the Charity Technology Conference, and finds it was less about new gadgets or apps, and more about the people whose lives they change.
Sue Ryder is trialling ‘Black Friday’ discounting in some of its shops this weekend for the first time, and is believed to be among the first charity retailers to take part.
Groundwork UK has seen its income fall by £6.5m in the year to March 2015 - and by more than £54m since the start of the decade - according to its latest accounts.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
The Independent and Evening Standard saw donations to their charity Christmas appeals double yesterday, after an announcement by Chancellor George Osborne in yesterday’s spending review.
The Charity Commission will see its budget frozen until 2020, according to figures published in today's spending review, in a move its chair suggested could increase pressure on charities to fund the regulator.
The Office for Civil Society will be forced to cut staff levels but will have responsibility for distributing £80m of new funding for social impact bonds, according to today's spending review.
The government will expand the National Citizen Service, its flagship youth volunteering scheme, to serve 300,000 participants a year in 2020, at an estimated cost of £1.1bn over the course of the Parliament.