12 Nov 2015
Islamic Relief Worldwide saw its income rise to almost £100m in the year to December 2014, with a surge in voluntary giving more than cancelling out a large drop in institutional donations.
Rules on gift aid and benefits given to donors are too complex and in need of reform, charity tax and finance professionals have said in their response to a government consultation.
Appeals to the Charity Tribunal are causing pressure on the Charity Commission’s time and resources and the regulator may seek to recover costs from charities as a result, a Charity Law Association conference heard last week.
Delegates at the Conservative Party conference heard that organisations funded by government should not be called charities. David Ainsworth examines the arguments.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, says the sector needs to act quickly and come together to reform the culture of how organisations communicate with the public.
Growth is the norm, not the exception, and charity investors bet against it at their peril, delegates at last week’s Charity Finance Summit heard.
Breast Cancer Care’s 18-year partnership with BHS raised more in the last 12 months than in the previous three years combined. Sara Rees and Hannah Sanders explain that the personal touch made for a better and more profitable relationship.