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of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
Fundraising services supplier, the Dialog Group International, has gone through a major shake-up following the voluntary administration of its UK operations: DialogueDirect Fundraising UK, Face2Face Fundraising UK, NTT Fundraising, Dialog Services and Integrity Recruitment.
Integrating on and offline media, including the launch of a campaign microsite, paid dividends for Arthritis Care, explains Jo O'Boyle.
Macmillan Cancer Support ventured into Second Life for its World Biggest Coffee Morning in September 2007. Gemma Ware discovered that avatars are not overly-generous with their Linden dollars.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
Charity lottery operators have discovered their voices over the past few years - and the government seems to be listening. New laws brought in under the Gambling Act 2005 have gradually trickled down into legislation, which will culminate this September when the new licence regime is introduced for all gambling operators. But the operators have not sat quietly during the process.
For a profession obsessed with money and how to raise more of it, it is no wonder fundraisers devour salary surveys from recruitment companies' with relish. How accurate these analyses of recruitment companies' clients are at measuring the fundraising careers market is limited, but they do show some interesting trends about where the job gaps are in the sector.
The arts fundraising world has had an interesting time of late, including being privy to a speech by the Prime Minister, where he extolled the virtues of arts and cultural organisations at a special event at the Tate Modern on 6 March. Tony Blair celebrated how the sector is much more confident, assertive and creative than it was 10 years ago, which he attributed in part to the successful funding model that has been created.
A second London Marathon could soon be launched that will place charity fundraising at the heart of the event. Fundraisers are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain places on what is one of the world’s largest and most famous running events, with some having to wait four years for a golden bond place.