10 Mar 2014
Colin Nee argues innovation isn’t enough. Now that political debate about public spending has moved from the synthetic argument about whether savings will be made to how, there is space and an urgent need to focus on how to shape the post-recession economy. Innovation could be key to driving future growth but only if investment is there to propagate good ideas and scale them up.
Market recovery or false dawn? With equities back to more comfortable levels, Richard Maitland asks whether it can last. In March, investors questioned the prudence of investing in equities. Capitalism was crumbling, with the banking crisis at its height. Even if you had held UK equities since May 1996 you would have lost money on a total return basis in “real” terms.
John Tate compares the Microsoft upgrade path to a cloud solution. October sees the full release of Windows 7 – Microsoft’s new desktop operating system. This is a very interesting time for Microsoft as last release, Vista, has gained very limited traction in the business sector. Home users who have purchased new machines recently are likely to have had them delivered with VISTA and in the main use what they have been given.
It is grotesque to hear that an executive of an anti-poverty charity demands to be paid fives times the UK median wage.
The Office of the Third Sector picked an interesting choice of words to accompany its disclosure of assessment reports for its 11 most highly-funded strategic partners. After initially refusing Charity News Alert’s request to see the reports under the Freedom of Information Act, claiming that the public benefit in keeping them secret outweighed the public benefit in making them public, the OTS changed its mind.
Charities are always looking to recruit 'younger' donors because they think that's what they should be doing. Johnathon Grapsas is here to say 'wrong'.
Charities are always looking to recruit 'younger' donors because they think that's what they should be doing. Wrong. If I had a dollar for every time a fundraiser said to me “We are trying to recruit younger donors”, I wouldn’t be blogging here right now.
Figures from the top 300 fundraising charities reveal the latest trends in legacy fundraising, and offer insight into cause-related giving in a recession, as Charity Market Monitor author Cathy Pharoah reports.