13 Mar 2014
Supporter stories, we all know, are exceptionally powerful. Catherine Miles explains how fundraisers can encourage, manage and use user-generated content to engage and inspire supporters.
Public urination may be a considerable faux pas in many situations but at one National Trust property, it is being actively encouraged.
Christian book and bible charity IBS-STL UK is looking to sell all its operations and wind itself up after the implementation of a new IT system went badly wrong and capped off a succession of financial problems. It is the first time in recent history that a top-250 charity has chosen to wind up.
The Shetland Charitable Trust is planning to appoint seven independent trustees after OSCR ordered it to reduce its links with the Shetland Island Council (SIC), though the councillors will still retain a majority on the board. Under the proposals the new board will be reduced to 15, comprising eight councillors and seven non-councillors.
The RNID decided to merge its fundraising and advocacy departments only after its fundraising director announced he was leaving, frustrated by the slow progress of integration.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
"Lady Tumim was one of those very special people" - Tesse Akpeki pays a special tribute to her hero and friend, Lady Tumim
Last week, Bridges Ventures announced its very first investment into Call Britannia. The financial bible FT covered the news enthusiastically and positively, but it also described social investment overall as “notoriously woolly”.
If you missed US fundraiser and author Dan Pallotta expound his revolutionary ideas about the future of charities at Charity Finance Live last month, you can now catch him here in a short film by Civil Society’s very own video jockey, Alex Goddard.
The NCVO has launched a petition to persuade charities minister Angela Smith to reinstate the £750,000 funding that she has redirected from the Campaign Research Programme to the Hardship Fund.
25 Mar 2014