7 Oct 2014
Charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”, Brooks Newmark, the new charities minister, told delegates at a conference on social action this morning.
Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.
Charities minister Brooks Newmark has said he "absolutely" supports charities' right to campaign, after his comments that the sector should stay out of politics provoked a storm of criticism on Twitter and Civil Society News.
Guide Dogs increased its fundraising income by 8 per cent to £71.4m last year, but spent more than £31.2m generating it – a rise in its fundraising costs of nearly 28 per cent.
Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan refused to call for the resignation of South Yorkshire Police Commissioner and former head of Rotherham Council Children's Services Shaun Wright in a Sky News interview last week, despite being asked ten times by interviewer Eamonn Holmes whether Wright should go.
"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.
Dispatches was a “hatchet job masquerading as investigative journalism”, but we must confront its allegations of unethical practice, says Ian MacQuillin.
The widespread public perception that a compensation culture pervades UK society is a big problem that deters people from volunteering, Justin Davis Smith, NCVO's volunteering chief, told Parliament last week.
More than £400m should be raised from dormant insurance policies to establish a fund to support innovation in the charity sector, according to a report from the Centre for Social Justice.
Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation will be the joint corporate partners of Tesco from January next year, in an arrangement expected to raise millions of pounds for both charities.
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