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 not making it easy for supporters to go their website and find out how leave a gift in their will. Many are even failing to respond to a simple request for more information by post. Bluefrog's Hugh Stockill gives his tips on how legacy fundraisers can up their game.
Asking a regular giver for an upgrade too soon can damage their relationship with your charity and even result in a cancelled donation. Whitewater's Mark Cook explains how to get givers to start giving more.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
Some new legal cases throw into doubt the safety of relying on casual status
Charity leaders are much more confident than their private sector counterparts about their organisation's ability to ride out any economic turbulence in the coming months, according to the NCVO's first Charity Forecast Survey.
The Clore Duffield Foundation has committed £1.5m to its new leadership programme that aims to support and nurture twenty aspiring third sector leaders each year. However, the programme may yet still exclude people that work for certain types of charity, such as religious organisations.
The Charity Commission has launched two consultations on draft supplementary guidance for public benefit. Public Benefit and the Advancement of Religion, and Public Benefit and the Prevention or Relief of Poverty, have been published as supplementary documents to the Commission’s general guidance on public benefit that was issued in January 2008.