10 Sep 2015
Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of Acevo, has criticised the Charity Commission’s handling of the Kids Company collapse, saying it should have intervened earlier to help the charity build reserves.
Professor Paul Palmer argues that educational underinvestment is preventing finance directors from taking the lead in exploiting new forms of funding.
Just over 80 per cent of small and medium charities are struggling to obtain enough funding and a further 63 per cent are “seriously worried” about ongoing income, according to a report released by Lloyds Bank Foundation.
Alan Yentob, the chair of Kids Company, has said allegations of financial mismanagement at the charity are "rubbish", and that the board turned down £3m of philanthropic funding because sexual abuse allegations made it impossible to continue.
The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.
Disability charity the Shaw Trust has moved its head office to the centre of Bristol to take advantage of the city’s “bustling economy” and “great transport links”.
The Information Commissioner's Office has “specifically requested” changes to fundraising rules to enforce stricter compliance with the Telephone Preference Service, which could prevent charities calling up to three in four donors.
A Lottery-funded military charity exhibited a “fundamental misunderstanding of charity law” that resulted in trustees personally benefitting from charitable funds, a case report published by the Charity Commission said yesterday.