Jonathan Last

Jonathan Last

Freelance journalist

Jonathan Last is a freelance journalist and was a reporter at Charity Finance for nearly two years until October 2013.

Previously he was the assistant editor of a magazine covering the renewable energy sector and spent some time as an English teacher both in the UK and abroad.

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Charity Shops Survey 2013: Standing out

Jonathan Last reports on some of the highlights of this year's Charity Shops Survey.

Charity shops are fastest-growing on high street

New research reveals that the type of business with the highest net increase on the nation’s high streets is the charity shop.

Financial reporting as creative storytelling

Jonathan Last on how online financial reporting can bring your accounts live.

Cancer Research UK fundraising tops £460m

Total income at Cancer Research UK was boosted by £44m, or 9 per cent, last financial year, with fundraising income rising to £460m.

BeatBullying launches youth mental health charity

The BeatBullying Group has today launched MindFull, a mental health charity for 11 to 17-year-olds which will give them access to free online professional counselling support and advice.

PASC criticises Charity Tribunal system

The Public Administration Select Committee has labelled the Charity Tribunal system "a failure", and has bemoaned what it calls the Charity Commission’s "reliance" on the process to resolve disputes.

FRSB and PFRA sign memorandum to clarify F2F regulatory roles

The Fundraising Standards Board and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association have signed a memorandum of understanding which outlines each organisation’s roles and responsibilities for regulating face-to-face fundraising.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, MP

Lord Hodgson said that he still receives regular feedback from a public frustrated about both the charitable sector’s fundraising practices and the lack of an outlet to express its dissatisfaction.

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