29 Oct 2013
New NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless took to Twitter yesterday to distance the charity from a branch chair who had given convicted paedophile Stuart Hall a character reference during his court case.
Charities are to compete in a timed battle to create a cause-related marketing campaign next month in an effort to win the Marketing for Good Award 2007. At a daylong conference to be held in London on 28 February, six charities including The Princes Trust, RNIB and Help the Aged will work from a brief to pitch their campaign ideas to an audience of delegates from the charity and corporate marketing sector. A panel of industry experts and a vote from the floor will choose the winner.
Charities should spend their online budget on improving their direct debit conversion rates instead of buying banner ads, fundraisers at the latest Analysis in Fundraising Special Interest Group heard.
Sense is developing a board to work with small and medium-sized enterprises in Birmingham with the held of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The board will help smaller businesses not usually targeted by national charities to generate funds for the deafblind charity through networking with clients and partners and organising events.
Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.
One-year funding may soon be a thing of the past after Gordon Brown announced in his pre-budget report that three-year funding by the government should become the norm for the third sector.
The new licensing regime for face-toface and door-to-door fundraising passed in the Charities Act will not come in to force until 2009, according to the implementation timetable published by the Office of the Third Sector (OTS).
More money was donated via Direct Debit than any other means during the last financial year, totalling 22 per cent of the total given to charity, according to UK Giving 2005/06, the annual survey of individual giving published last month by the Charities Aid Foundation and the NCVO.