11 Feb 2016
Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller whose suicide triggered a crisis in fundraising regulation, had her details sold on or traded at least 43 times by charities, according to an Independent article.
The chair of the Charity Commission has warned MPs that the regulator “wouldn’t be able to do the job at all” if it faces further cuts to its budget in this month's spending review.
Every large charity should have someone on the staff who is responsible for governance, the chair of ActionAid UK said this week.
Following the collapse of Kids Company, Dorothy Dalton, warns the spotlight has fallen on good governance and trustees.
New reserve powers will be put into a charities bill to give government powers to force charities to sign up to a fundraising self-regulator, and to introduce a statutory regulator if necessary, minister for civil society Rob Wilson said today.
The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.
"Effective challenge" is the most important ingredient that trustees can bring to their role, and charities should invest in making sure their board members can provide this, charity lawyer Philip Kirkpatrick said yesterday.
Government needs to be more cautious about giving direct grants to charity in the wake of the collapse of Kids Company, civil servants told a committee of MPs yesterday.
London gives more than £5.5bn in cash donations to charity every year, representing 29 per cent of all private giving in the UK, according to a survey by Cass Business School and City Philanthropy.
Five years ago the ICO published guidance five years on charities and the Telephone Preference Service, but recently it changed its mind. David Ainsworth tracks the progress of data protection rules for fundraisers.