Alex Whinnom

Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears 1

2 Jul 2015 | Governance | Emily Corfe

Diminishing public funds and emerging social needs will render the business models of medium sized charities unfit for purpose, a Charity Finance Group conference heard yesterday.


Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears

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It’s time we gave donors some rights

It’s time to revive the Fundraising Promise, a little-known part of fundraising’s self-regulatory system, says Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy


Children’s charities lost more than £150m of government funding over the past year, according to data published by Children’s Partnership and NCVO.

FRSB investigation calls for limit on number of fundraising asks

The Fundraising Standards Board has made a number of recommendations to “strengthen” the Institute of Fundraising's Code of Fundraising Practice.

Will the FRSB's recommendations damage fundraising?

Yesterday the FRSB produced a report calling for stringent new restrictions on fundraisers, which will be presented to the IoF’s standards committee today. David Ainsworth looks at some of the key implications.

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."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

John Hemming

HMRC yesterday published updated versions of its guidance on VAT on direct mail in a move which the Charity Tax Group say will “provide certainty and clarity for charities” .

‘Cold-blooded and evil’ woman jailed for six years after tricking vulnerable charity founder out of £88,000

A conwoman who stole £88,000 from a dog charity by befriending its vulnerable founder online and lying about her qualifications to become treasurer was jailed for six years yesterday.

Justin Davis Smith

Legitimate volunteering could be damaged by a "flood of criticism" over internships, NCVO director of volunteering Justin Davis Smith warned a Parliamentary group yesterday.

Charities need to share more of their failures, says free guide to innovation published today

The voluntary sector needs to share more of its failures to encourage innovation and build trust with the public and funders, according to a collection of essays published by New Philanthropy Capital and ActionAid today.

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