29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
Bill Gates may be the world's best-known philanthropist but even he isn't immune from having his dirty linen aired in public. Reports in the American press last month uncovered that his foundation has invested some of its $35bn (£18bn) endowment in companies whose businesses practices were at times surprisingly at odds with the foundation's goals of providing healthcare in the developing world, including Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP.
Payment by Results, the fundraising mechanism launched by creative agency TDA last July, is to be taken off the market.
Charity lottery Monday was saved from closure on 18 January after interactive television gaming company Netplay TV bought it from operators Chariot.
These enormous sums, apparent lack of process or control, the impression of pals lining each others' pockets, and dissemblance (at best) combine to look more than scandalous.
The Woodland Trust is one of 25 charities to benefit from a free email marketing service.
A report on terrorism and the voluntary sector by an advisory group of leading UK charities has criticised the government's draconian approach to the threat of terrorist abuse of charities, which it believes could have an adverse affect on an organisation's ability to fundraise.