29 Oct 2013
The Charity Commission has suggested to the Treasury that it takes a slice of gift aid or places a direct levy on charities, as it warns it cannot sustain a further 10 per cent funding cut expected in the government’s upcoming spending review.
Charities are reminded that they have until Friday 12 October to participate in the Institute of Fundraising online consultation on volunteer fundraising.
Stephen Dunmore, the former head of the Big Lottery Fund, has been named as the new chair of the BBC's charity appeals advisory committee. Stephen Dunmore replaced outgoing chair Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, in the post yesterday, 1 July. Etherington served the full five-year contract of the voluntary role.
Outgoing Institute of Fundraising chair Joe Saxton has been asked by his successor, Paul Amadi, to launch an investigation into fundraising by text message.
At a time when the NHS and Local Authorities are being told to put everything out to competitive tendering it is rank hypocrisy and smacks of cronyism to learn that Government favoured schemes do not have to follow suit.
Macmillan Cancer Support has written a new strategy that aims to turn it into a "supporter-centric"organisation while at the same time increasing revenue by at least 11 per cent.
A 13-year-old who has raised over £150,000 for charity has won the inaugural Britain's Kindest Kid competition organised by Five News and the Charities Aid Foundation.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has hit back at criticism of its new accountability framework, saying that it will help improve standards and result in more meaningful evaluations of its appeals.
Charities and local community groups that run lotteries are being urged to participate in two consultations, in order to determine both the amount of money that can be raised and the amount that can be given away as the top prize.