David McCollough, chief executive, RVS

Demonstrate effectiveness or risk losing public trust, charities told

24 Oct 2014 | Governance | Kirsty Weakley

Charities must demonstrate their effectiveness better to the public or face losing trust, David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said yesterday.


Demonstrate effectiveness or risk losing public trust, charities told

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European SRI market almost doubles to  €5 trillion in two years

The European SRI market has almost doubled since 2008 according to a new report from Eurosif, a European SRI think tank.

Lord Browne review welcomed by university fundraisers

The controversial plan to scrap caps on university tuition fees has been welcomed by some organisations as having major potential in regard to  philanthropy.

Children's Society launches impact measurement tool

The Children’s Society has developed a new tool which measures the well-being and quality of life of children.

High pessimism in arts sector ahead of spending review

The majority of arts organisations fear that they will not be able to make up for the shortfall they expect to suffer in government cuts, with just one in ten predicting that fundraising income will rise in the next year.

Surely a more accurate one-line representation of this study is that 6 out of 10 people DO stop for charity fundraisers?

» Four in ten UK residents walk away from charity fundraisers

More regulation of charity collections not the answer, says Hurd

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has dismissed suggestions from a fellow Tory MP that more regulation of charity collections is needed to stop bogus collectors from ruining the fundraising mechanism.

Government plans new support programme for sector

The government wants to invest in a new support programme for civil society organisations that will help them “modernise, become more efficient and more entrepreneurial”.

Signposting, mentoring and bursaries: the government's vision for sector support

A new website, mentoring, employer-supported volunteering and bursaries to help frontline groups access specialist services are all central to the government’s new vision of how best to support civil society groups to build the Big Society.

Community donation scheme

The government is examining proposals for a scheme to allow people to donate to good causes in their communities by adding a nominal charge to their bills in local shops and restaurants.

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