7 Jul 2015
The founders of a Newport-based music charity have been cleared of all charges over conspiracy to defraud their organisation, but were forced to close months ago because the charges made it “impossible” for them to continue.
Charities suffered 53 data breaches in the six months to March this year, more than double the amount in the same period the previous year, according to figures published by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Charities are still failing to sufficiently protect personal data, with breaches more than doubling over a six-month period, says Adrian Duffley of HW Fisher.
Last week the government announced a £20m pot of funding for charities. This sounds like good news, says David Ainsworth, so why are so many in the sector unhappy about the new Local Sustainability Fund?
Friends of the Earth has written to registered supporters to ask if they were happy with the way the charity communicated, and says it has received "hundreds of positive responses".
The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.
Trustees must do more to give the public confidence in charities, and must make sure charitable donations do not fund "very large" salaries, the minister for civil society said last week.
A fundraising company accused of sacking an employee who refused an abortion said it will appeal an unfair dismissal ruling on the grounds that it “did not receive the tribunal papers” and was “unaware” of the case.
NCVO has today announced that it will work together with Acevo, the Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group to produce new guidance for fundraising management.
The Office for Civil Society has announced the launch of its £20m Local Sustainability Fund, which will give grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 to around 250 small and medium-sized organisations.
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