29 Oct 2013
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.
Recent regulatory changes have made it easier than ever for UK charities to collect donations via mobile. Oisin Lunny runs through some of the latest regulations and points to consider when considering launching mobile donations.
The government has rejected the Legal Services Board’s recommendation that will-writing should be regulated - an announcement which has been branded "extremely disappointing" by Remember a Charity.
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
While companies are quick to blame tough economic conditions on reduced giving, increased profits do not lead to increased charitable giving, nor to other kinds of charity support, according to new research.
Sadly fraud is a fact of life but is always more shocking when the employee works for a charity. It is essential to ensure proper double entry book keeping, if your staff team is too small for proper division of labour, hire a professional by the hour to scrutinise your control accounts.
Get In, the childhood sports project that Big Society Network’s Social Action Fund grant was supposed to fund, was faltering in quarter one of the grant agreement, yet the Cabinet Office gave Big Society Network a further £98,000 for the project at the end of quarter two, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show.
Arts Council England is to wind up its subsidiary ArtCo Trading and transfer its services into a new community interest company, so it can bid for Big Lottery Fund money.
Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 have announced a five-year partnership on the fundraising sub-brand Stand Up To Cancer, which in its inaugural year raised £8m centred around a telethon.
ActionAid has surpassed its fundraising target for its Ready for Anything campaign, having secured match funding from the Department for International Development.