Friday, September 12, 2014

Donations pour in to Manchester Dogs’ Homes following arson attack

Donations pour in to Manchester Dogs’ Homes following arson attack

Manchester Dogs' Home has received almost £600,000 worth of donations
through a JustGiving page set up following a fire at the site that has
left at least 43 dogs dead.


BBC News - Ice bucket challenge: 'One in six Britons took part'

BBC News - Ice bucket challenge: 'One in six Britons took part'

One in six Britons havetaken part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity,research commissioned by the Charities Aid Foundation suggests. The charity told BBC Breakfast that one in 10 people donated as a result of the campaign - each giving an average of almost £5. ComRes polled 2,058 British adults online from 5 to 7 September.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Partnership with Scholas Occurrentes | United Way

New Partnership with Scholas Occurrentes | United Way

I was in Rome last week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Scholas Occurrentes, an education initiative started by Pope Francis while he was Bishop of Buenos Aires.

Five ways to make your charity campaign go global | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

Five ways to make your charity campaign go global | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

From preparing for a viral sensation to ensuring your messages are culturally appropriate, here’s how to conquer the world

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bitcoin: how the charity RNLI is using the digital currency | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

Bitcoin: how the charity RNLI is using the digital currency | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

Why did RNLI decide to use Bitcoins?

The idea came from our research into future trends and changes that
may impact on the RNLI. Basically, it looked likely that we would
receive digital currency as a donation and/or as part of a legacy at
some point and we wanted to be prepared for that eventuality. While
researching, we became aware that using Bitcoin could expose the RNLI to
new audiences.

Donating to charity: Are we getting as good as we give? - Features - Health & Families - The Independent

Donating to charity: Are we getting as good as we give? - Features - Health & Families - The Independent

Thirty new charities are set up every day, on average, in England and
Wales. Most of them begin around a family kitchen table. There are,
today, 164,108 charities in this country. Almost half of them raise less
than £10,000 a year. Three-quarters have an annual income of below
£100,000. Only 1 per cent handle more than £5m annually.

Catholic Church rejects more regulation of charities

Catholic Church rejects more regulation of charities

On Monday at the National Press Club the CEO of World Vision Australia,
Reverend Tim Costello, said that one church denominationopposed the
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, because it didn't
"want a secular, atheistic regulator in charge".  On Tuesday Fairfax
Media said he was referring to the Catholic Church and I completely
reject that claim.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Hong Kong Family Gives $350-Million to Harvard Health School – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Hong Kong Family Gives $350-Million to Harvard Health School – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy




Hong Kong Family Gives $350-Million to Harvard Health School




A foundation associated with one of Hong Kong’s richest
families has donated $350-million to Harvard University’s School of
Public Health, The New York Times and Reuters
report. The unrestricted gift from the Morningside Foundation will
boost student financial aid and research and training in four broad
areas: pandemics, environmental health risks, poverty and humanitarian
crises, and failing health systems.

CharityComms launches new drive to improve public understanding of charity

CharityComms launches new drive to improve public understanding of charity

CharityComms is establishing a working group to look at how charities
can be more proactive in explaining how they work and respond to
criticism, in a bid to maintain public trust and confidence in the
sector.

The membership body for charity communications
professionals is leading the initiative, which is based on work it has
done with NCVO on how the sector can tackle negative views and


Friday, September 05, 2014

The Changing Landscape of NGOs in China | CAF America

The Changing Landscape of NGOs in China | CAF America



All eyes have been on China, with one fifth of the world’s population,
the second largest economy in the world, and an annual GDP growth rate
of ~10%. However, in tandem with such tremendous growth there has been a
parallel increase in social and environmental challenges. From
excessive coal burning and dangerous levels of pollution (to the point
where it is affecting the ability to attract employees in large cities),
to huge income disparities and migrant worker challenges as workers
flee to the cities to earn a livelihood but do not have the legal right
to reside in those cities.

Volunteering is at a ten-year high, research shows

Volunteering is at a ten-year high, research shows

Volunteering is at a ten-year high with 26 per cent of people
carrying out some volunteering in the last three months, and more men
are volunteering than women, according to new research by nfpSynergy.

The research consultancy’s report, The New Alchemy, published today, analyses trends in volunteering over the past decade and people’s motivations for giving their time.   

Thursday, September 04, 2014

International Day of Charity - 5 September

International Day of Charity - 5 September

In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations,
as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations ‎and individuals,
including the work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the ‎United Nations in its resolution A/RES/67/105PDF document
designated the 5th of September, the ‎anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity.‎ 


Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteers give time worth £34bn a year

Volunteering is worth £34bn a year in support of public services in the UK, new research by the innovation charity Nesta estimates.

The
report, People Helping People, calls for the public sector to createmore opportunities for people to support each other through socialaction, which is defined as regular informal and formal volunteering, and community action.


Spread the word, giving is good



Philanthropy often gets in the news because of mega-gifts – from the
likes of the Packers and tech billionaires. It is not surprising that
generosity on such a scale captivates us, but the mega-gifts are one
part of a much larger story about giving in this nation.



We are in the middle of a major transformation of what I call the ecology of philanthropy in Australia.