Friday, May 22, 2015

Charity loses courtroom bid for Nina Wang's $14 billion fortune, AsiaOne Asia News

Charity loses courtroom bid for Nina Wang's $14 billion fortune, AsiaOne Asia News: "Hong Kong's highest court has ruled that a charity entrusted with the late property tycoon Nina Wang's multibillion-dollar estate will have to follow her will to the letter.

The Chinachem Charitable Foundation saw its final attempt to exercise greater control over Wang's HK$82 billion (S$14 billion) fortune quashed by the Court of Final Appeal on Monday.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy - Press - AFP

Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy - Press - AFP: "Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society."



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Monday, May 18, 2015

Clevedon Pier gets its own Gromit ahead of Shaun the Sheep sculpture trail | Bristol Post

Clevedon Pier gets its own Gromit ahead of Shaun the Sheep sculpture trail | Bristol Post: "Jacques was displayed as part of the Gromit Unleashed Hong Kong - a repeat of the popular Bristol trail held 10,000 miles away last year.

The Hong Kong trail raised £45,389 for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, which supports Bristol Children's Hospital, and Hong Kong charity Art in Hospital."



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Charity legislation 'favours' big companies | Stuff.co.nz

Charity legislation 'favours' big companies | Stuff.co.nz: "Big charities are claiming income tax exemptions while small non-profits struggle to gain official charity status under the current rules, a new report says.

The New Zealand Initiative's latest report, titled Giving Charities a Helping Hand, calls for the Government to provide greater transparency in the charity sector, set clearer rules and processes, and remove the "unfair" tax advantages enjoyed by the for-profit arms of charity groups. "



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Bristol widow who received 1,000 charity begging letters speaks out following death of Olive Cooke | Bristol Post

Bristol widow who received 1,000 charity begging letters speaks out following death of Olive Cooke | Bristol Post: "A BRISTOL widow has come forward to say she has been bombarded with more than 1,000 begging letters from charities after she set up just two direct debit donations.

Jenny Phelps, 65, wants to help raise awareness of the issue following the death of 92-year-old Olive Cooke, who took her own life last week. Although her family say she was in ill health, Olive had complained to the Bristol Post last year that she was being bombarded with letters and calls from charities, and it was causing her distress."



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An indefatigable fund-raiser for charity - It Changed My Life - The Straits Times

An indefatigable fund-raiser for charity - It Changed My Life - The Straits Times: "She is into her 25th term as president of the Chinese Women's Association (CWA), the first and oldest women's association in Singapore. It turns 100 this year. The only other person to have helmed the association for a longer time is her late mother, who was president for 28 years."



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Meet Mr Mary's Meals: Charity hero Scot who helps feed a million kids each day - Daily Record

Meet Mr Mary's Meals: Charity hero Scot who helps feed a million kids each day - Daily Record: "But Mary’s Meals founder Magnus is a bit different, in that he has none of the above.

In a world where some charity bosses earn more than heads of state, this 47-year-old former fish farmer and father of seven drives a clapped-out Volkswagen Golf with more than 120,000 miles on the clock – a fact that came to light only because the car broke down on the way to our interview."



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FRSB launches investigation after fundraisers were accused of hounding a 92-year old poppy seller to death

FRSB launches investigation after fundraisers were accused of hounding a 92-year old poppy seller to death: "he Fundraising Standards Board will investigate allegations that poppy seller Olive Cooke committed suicide after being overwhelmed by fundraising requests, it said this morning after receiving a direct appeal from the Prime Minister.
The Institute of Fundraising has also said that it will conduct a review into its code and its guidance. "



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MSF: Engaging companies in operations also improves fundraising

MSF: Engaging companies in operations also improves fundraising: "Companies engaged in a charity's operational work could be more likely to donate, according to the head of mission at Medecins Sans Frontieres, which received a $14m donation from its partner Google to its Ebola appeal.

Ivan Gayton, head of mission at MSF, said that, while it was right that fundraising considerations should not impact on operational decisions when it came to delivering aid, “when you engage with people as operations partners it has a knock-back effect on fundraising”."



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