Mike Wade, director of fundraising and communications, NDCS

Get involved or risk bad charity policies, fundraisers told

30 Jan 2015 | Fundraising | Kirsty Weakley

Fundraisers need to be more involved in policy-making or risk the government “losing the plot” when it comes to issues that affect the sector, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s policy advisory board said yesterday.


Get involved or risk bad charity policies, fundraisers told

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Community-led village development secures £2m loan from Triodos

High Bickington Community Property Trust has received a £2m loan from Triodos Bank to begin the first phase of a flagship Community Land Trust development of affordable housing, workspaces and a renewable energy plant.

Proposed shared services VAT exemption "falls short" of charities' requirements

The structure to exempt charities from paying VAT on shared back-office services that is being considered by the Treasury is “limited” and “will fall short of that needed by many organisations in the sector”, PricewaterhouseCoopers has warned.

National Bullying Helpline closes

The National Bullying Helpline has closed due to lack of funding and the resignation of its founder and chief executive, Christine Pratt.

Guide Dogs creates degree qualification for staff

Guide Dogs for the Blind has launched a three-year foundation degree course for its employees.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

National Trust appoints Northern Trust as sole custodian of finances

The National Trust has selected Northern Trust as the sole custodian of its £881m of financial assets.

Barnardo's wins Charity Calendar of the Year comp

Barnardo’s has won Fundraising’s Charity Calendar of the Year competition for its ‘A Child’s View’ 2011 calendar.

NCVO in desktop publishing and postal deal with UK Mail

The NCVO has unveiled a new partnership with UK Mail to offer civil society organisations discounted rates on its print, production and mailing application, imail.

Trade union signs up for responsible investment

The National Union of Mineworkers has chosen the Co-operative Asset Management to manage its investments.

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