Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Prince Harry is quitting the military - and moving to Australia | Business Insider

Prince Harry is quitting the military - and moving to Australia | Business Insider: "Prince Harry has made the decision to leave the British armed forces this year, with plans to turn his focus to philanthropy.

However before ending his active military role, London’s Evening Standard reports the prince will move to Australia for “several weeks” where he will serve with local units and fulfil several other non-military public duties whilst in the country."



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How Indian NGOs are marrying Philanthropy with Social Innovations? | Business Insider India

How Indian NGOs are marrying Philanthropy with Social Innovations? | Business Insider India:



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Sand Bucket Challenge Follows Chai Jing’s Viral Documentary on Pollution | the Beijinger

Sand Bucket Challenge Follows Chai Jing’s Viral Documentary on Pollution | the Beijinger: "After last summer's ice bucket challenge, it seems that all of us are going to have to start pouring buckets of sand on ourselves. Employees at a scenic spot in Sichuan province did exactly that, as they bathed in (dirty) sand in order to raise awareness for the environment, ecns.cn reports. No thanks."



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Monday, March 02, 2015

Scouts appoint first commercial director

Scouts appoint first commercial director: "The UK Scout Association has appointed Mark Hislop to the new role of commercial director.
The position was created as part of UK Scouting's strategic plan for 2014-18, and to "spearhead" future fundraising efforts as well as to maximise the potential of the organisation’s commercial activities."



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Friday, February 27, 2015

International Giving Study Focused on High Net Worth Folk Projects 5% Increase in 2015 - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

International Giving Study Focused on High Net Worth Folk Projects 5% Increase in 2015 - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey: "A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.
Some 1,000 people aged 16 years and older were asked whether they would prefer to buy a range of items from either a charity shop or an online marketplace. According to the survey results, charity shops ended up scoring higher than online marketplaces for almost every item, including clothes, DVDs and books."



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Havana Dreams: Nonprofits and the Realities of Reinstating Diplomatic Relations with Cuba - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Havana Dreams: Nonprofits and the Realities of Reinstating Diplomatic Relations with Cuba - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "Leenson addressed a gathering of foundations and nonprofits to talk about conditions in Cuba and what might be expected as the dynamic that awaits business investors, particularly those committed to social and environmental responsibility. With the participation of the Christopher Reynolds Foundation, Leenson started the Socially Responsible Enterprise and Local Development in Cuba Project with a mission “to understand and assist Cuba’s efforts to preserve the social achievements of the Revolution while creating a prosperous and sustainable economy.”"



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Campaigning law gives opponents licence to question charities' integrity, says Oxfam's Jack Lundie | Third Sector

Campaigning law gives opponents licence to question charities' integrity, says Oxfam's Jack Lundie | Third Sector: "Charity campaigning regulations are allowing opponents of charities’ policies to raise questions about their integrity, according to the director of communications at Oxfam.

Jack Lundie was speaking from the audience at a panel debate on the future of charity campaigning hosted by the PR agency Weber Shandwick in London today."



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Social entrepreneurs: Charity begins online

Social entrepreneurs: Charity begins online: "Enter Irish Charity Lab, which social entrepreneur Jean O’Brien set up last year to help charities in Ireland develop skills and strategies for digital communications to support their causes."



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BUDGET 2015: 5 key points to look out for | South China Morning Post

BUDGET 2015: 5 key points to look out for | South China Morning Post: "3. If you run a charity in Hong Kong, your organisation can get a cut of the lottery revenue from the Mark Six.

Charities can apply for a grant from the Lotteries Fund. The government set up the fund in the 1960s to pay for welfare projects. In fact, back in 1994, a legislator said that people play the Mark Six partly to win, and partly because they think it’s a charitable donation. For each bet placed on the Mark Six, 15 per cent goes towards a fund managed by the Social Welfare Department. That’s augmented by auctioning car license plates and investments. Last year, the fund was worth HK$21 billion."



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New Zealand Red Cross celebrates 100th birthday - IFRC

New Zealand Red Cross celebrates 100th birthday - IFRC: "New Zealand Red Cross is celebrating one hundred years of humanitarian action, a century of care in New Zealand and around the world. Red Cross began in New Zealand in 1915 with Kiwis sending food parcels, clothes and medical supplies to sick and wounded soldiers in hospitals overseas."



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Crowdfunded donations for Elijah’s family prompt new questions | Toronto Star

Crowdfunded donations for Elijah’s family prompt new questions | Toronto Star:



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International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee

International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee: "Humanitarian charities need greater protection from anti-terror legislation when working in conflict zones, a parliamentary committee reviewing charity law has said today.

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill, made up of a dozen MPs and peers, took evidence from the Charity Commission itself and from secto"



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International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee

International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee: "Humanitarian charities need greater protection from anti-terror legislation when working in conflict zones, a parliamentary committee reviewing charity law has said today.

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill, made up of a dozen MPs and peers, took evidence from the Charity Commission itself and from secto"



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AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP: "This project is a ground-breaking effort that will help embed inclusion throughout Ontario’s charitable and nonprofit sector,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, president and CEO of AFP. “At the same time, it will build a significant cadre of diverse leaders who, with greater knowledge of inclusive leadership and fundraising best practices, will have a meaningful impact on their own professional work, as well as the broader charitable sector.”"



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Monday, February 23, 2015

Rajan disapproves inheritance tax idea | Business Standard News

Rajan disapproves inheritance tax idea | Business Standard News: "Strongly disapproving the idea of inheritance tax, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has advocated a "cultural change" which pulls the rich towards philanthropy or giving back to society."



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Friday, February 20, 2015

Roshni Nadar Malhotra | Philanthropy Impact

Roshni Nadar Malhotra | Philanthropy Impact: "Roshni Nadar Malhotra
Asia's Youngest Philanthropist talks to Philanthropy Impact about her family business and the task of taking over the family foundation"



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