Over 145 charities receive donations from #icebucketchallenge through JustGiving
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Over 145 charities receive donations from #icebucketchallenge through JustGiving

1 Sep 2014 | Alice Sharman

Over 145 individual charities have benefited from donations made as a result of the ice bucket challenge, while American charity the ALS Association has tried to trademark the term.

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EU data protection proposals would kill fundraisers’ mailing lists, says report

Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.

Civil Society Media's Carys Pugh did the challenge for MNDA

Macmillan has hit back against accusations on social media that it has hijacked #icebucketchallenge, saying the craze has been raising money for cancer charities in New Zealand since July.

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

EU data protection proposals could have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on charity fundraising, delegates at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention heard yesterday.

Film of the week: Where has all the money gone? Stop tax dodging.

Christian Aid has released a video calling on people to help end the practice of tax dodging.

Hopefully there is a handy recycling bin somewhere for this report which pays little attention to sector views, or indeed the ethos of the sector.

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Legion trials cashless technology for Birmingham Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion piloted a scheme this week allowing the public to buy poppies using cashless technology.

Charity uses 'smart ads' to target potential donors

Freedom from Torture is the first charity to use a ‘smart ad’ to target its latest appeal at people more likely to donate.

Dry January inspired 80 per cent of participants to drink less

Alcohol Concern's Dry January campaign has been a "great success" says the charity, as it reports that 80 per cent of participants will drink less as a result.

Andrew Reid, Lord McAlpine's solicitor, RMPI

Lord McAlpine has called on those who spread false allegations of his involvement in child sex abuse via Twitter to each make a donation to a children's charity to avoid further litigation.

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