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of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
CAF is to update the computer systems used by its fundraising support to help it reclaim some of the £700 million lost in unclaimed gift aid each year. Computer Software Group (CS Group) will be working with CAF during 2007 to implement the new system, based on CS Group's Charisma service package.
Gift aid recovery consultancy GAIN is working with deafblind charity Sense to ensure gift aid is claimed on recycled printer cartridges. Up until now a printer cartridge has been classed as a gift in kind, but through the new scheme donors choose to donate the value of the cartridge.
Incorporated charities have been reminded that they are covered by changes in the Companies Act which came into effect on 1 January. As a result, information required to be shown on business documentation must now also be included on websites and electronic media.
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.
Matt Meyer explores the legal issues of IT procurement. The single most important step for any charity negotiating a successful IT project is to retain control of the process. Contracts can have different roles depending upon the organisational culture of a charity.
Deliveries of the latest version of Sage Line 50, the most widely used accounting software package in the charity sector, have been suspended following a stream of complaints to the company's support services.
The organisation behind GuideStar International has launched a mapping exercise to assess the 'GuideStar readiness' of countries around the world.
Charities which do not take advantage of the internet risk falling behind due to its importance as a source of 'social capital', according to a new publication.