10 Mar 2014
The fallout from the BBC Panorama investigation into Comic Relief's investments has highlighted the ongoing confusion in the sector over the Charity Commission's CC14 guidance.
Corporate partnerships are a vital element of many charities’ fundraising portfolios, but businesses often keep their cards close to their chest about the different types of union they will support, and the benefits they offer.
When it comes to charity of the year-style partnerships it seems some businesses are hedging their bets, while others are gambling on long-term deals, as Lucy Harvey reports.
One of the ironies of our age is that the declining popularity of democracy with a capital ‘D’ is accompanied by a dash-to-vote in many other areas of life. Beth Breeze discusses how the pull of the poll could skew charity of the year selections.
The heroism of participants was put at the centre of an epic fundraising bike ride in Canada and the results were impressive. The first-ever Ride to Conquer Cancer pulled in an above-target C$14m and has sparked a series of events. Those behind the feat explain how it was done.
I'm sorry that some MPs feel that being contacted by their constituents about issues, which those individuals obviously consider to be important, is a distraction from their work. But that's kind of what WE pay them (handsomely) for.
Our European neighbours appear to be doing well with cash giving. Tony Elischer asks if we should be seeing it in a new light and give donors more options during the recession No one needs to tell you that the pressure is now on. And it’s clear that everyone has heard the message about taking more time to track things, more regularly, using as much analysis as possible to understand what is really happening. The challenge is: what do you do with the answers? And, more importantly, do you have the knowledge, the skills, the ideas and the resources to make the appropriate response?
The donor isn’t the most influential person in fundraising. But she should be, says the departing director of Intelligent Giving Adam Rothwell.
JustGiving will refund fees charged since re-launching the website as the chief executive admits its performance has been “unacceptable”. A week after the relaunch of the site on 20 June, chief executive Zarine Kharas (pictured) wrote on the company’s blog that the “performance of the new site is totally unacceptable”.