10 Sep 2015
Telephone agency R Fundraising will close with the loss of 99 jobs, it was announced today - making it the second fundraising agency to close in a week.
Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer recently united under a single brand: Breast Cancer Now. Jen Dougan, director of fundraising talks about the triumphs and the challenges of merging two entities for the good of the cause.
Just 2 per cent of the FRSB's membership are responsible for 46 per cent of all fundraising complaints, according to the Fundraising Standards Board Complaints Report 2015, published today.
We sent our trainee fundraising reporter Hugh Radojev to his first ever IoF National Convention. He rounds up a few of his first impressions from day one.
The top fundraising executives at Cancer Research UK and Save the Children have predicted that changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice will cost their charities money in the short term, but said the amendments are still necessary.
Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.
With the Budget to come tomorrow, Andrew O'Brien of the Charity Finance Group asks what charities must look out for.
The Daily Mail has claimed that fundraisers targeted individuals with dementia and used a loophole to try to dodge Telephone Preference Service rules after an investigation into agency GoGen.
Richard Taylor, chair of the Institute of Fundraising, told the IoF convention yesterday that the best way to “protect and grow” fundraising is to ensure that the IoF “retains responsibility for setting the code”.