Friday, July 18, 2014

PFRA could become part of the IoF, review of self-regulation recommends

PFRA could become part of the IoF, review of self-regulation recommends: In future the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association could be run as an arm of the Institute of Fundraising, a review of fundraising self-regulation has recommended.

The review, carried out by the professional services firm PwC, has concluded that "no immediate significant structural change" would be beneficial to self-regulation or the sector as a whole.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beijing Billionaire Couple To Donate $100 Million For Overseas Scholarships

Beijing Billionaire Couple To Donate $100 Million For Overseas Scholarships: Chinese real estate billionaire couple Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin plan to set aside $100 million under their SOHO China Foundation to fund overseas study by Chinese undergraduates at the world’s top universities, SOHO China said in a statement today.

Milton Keynes charity Young People Are Our Future to open new centre at The Point | Charity Work & Charities in Milton Keynes | Volunteer Work & Fundraising

Milton Keynes charity Young People Are Our Future to open new centre at The Point | Charity Work & Charities in Milton Keynes | Volunteer Work & Fundraising: A MILTON Keynes charity is trying to get out its message of positivity to the city’s young people and children.

Young People Are Our Future has moved premises from Exchange House, off Midsummer Boulevard, to The Point until it gets knocked down by Milton Keynes Council, believed to be in around 12 to 18 months, with the centre’s official unveiling taking place on Tuesday, July 22.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brooks Newmark ‘delighted’ to get charities brief

Brooks Newmark ‘delighted’ to get charities brief: The Conservative MP for Braintree, Brooks Newmark, was appointed minister for civil society in yesterday’s government reshuffle and has promised to build on his predecessor’s ‘excellent work’.

He tweeted last night to say that he is “absolutely delighted to have been made minister for civil society working with our country’s great charities and voluntary sector”.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Nose Day will be shown in the US for the first time next year

Red Nose Day will be shown in the US for the first time next year: The British fundraising institution Red Nose Day is being exported to America for a three-hour show in May next year.

The television fundraising event will be shown on the US network NBC, which is working in collaboration with Comic Relief to bring the show to the States for the first time.

Red Nose Day raised �100.2m in 2013 and has been running in the UK for 25 years.

Fundraisers’ salaries down by 18 per cent in the North East

Fundraisers’ salaries down by 18 per cent in the North East: The salaries of fundraisers in the North East have fallen by an average of 18 per cent since 2009, according to a report released last week.

The Voluntary Organisations' Network North East (Vonne) has released a report showing that the salaries of people working in the charity sector in the North East have fallen by an average

Friday, July 11, 2014

Five new Fellows announced by the Institute of Fundraising | UK Fundraising

Five new Fellows announced by the Institute of Fundraising | UK Fundraising: he Institute of Fundraising has announced the election of five new Fellows to the IoF Fellowship. Fellows are recognised for their contribution to fundraising above and beyond their day job.

In addition, the award of a fellowship acknowledges the commitment of those who give their time to the Institute to help develop the profession of fundraising.

This year’s fellows, announced at the Institute’s AGM at the National Convention in London this week, are Jane Cunningham, Cathy Sullivan, Martin Price, Tenika Ah-Wan and Margaret Bennett.

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Aktive B�rgerschaft: Annual Report “Community Foundations: Facts and Trends”



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Rules Registered Charities Must Follow | Sector Source

Rules Registered Charities Must Follow | Sector Source: Rules Registered Charities Must Follow
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

City Matters: City Giving: Why you don’t need to be rich to be involved in philanthropy | City A.M.

City Matters: City Giving: Why you don’t need to be rich to be involved in philanthropy | City A.M.: IN A slight diversion from my usual working day, I will be spending a good portion of this Friday judging cupcakes. Why? For the first ever City’s Giving Day.

This inaugural event will showcase a whole spectrum of opportunities to get involved in giving – in addition to cupcake competitions and sponsored swims. The philanthropic side of my role as lord mayor is something I am hugely passionate about, and given the phenomenal popularity of charitable events throughout the City and beyond, I know this is also close to the hearts of many Londoners.

Despite this, a new study by Cass Business School and the University of Bristol shows that we are still only giving 0.4 per cent of our total spending to charity – the same as in 1978. I know that, collectively, we can do more; both financially and in other ways. Anyone can be part of the movement to give, regardless of their wealth or position.

Consultant Tony Elischer says charities should focus fundraising on minority communities to reap rewards | Third Sector

Consultant Tony Elischer says charities should focus fundraising on minority communities to reap rewards | Third Sector: Managing director of Think Consulting Solutions tells the Institute of Fundraising national convention that fundraisers are missing out by ignoring multiculturalism

Muslim Charities Forum chair Hany El-Banna says Charity Commission should not name inquiry charities | Third Sector

Muslim Charities Forum chair Hany El-Banna says Charity Commission should not name inquiry charities | Third Sector: I

Direct debit cancellation rates fell sharply in 2013

Direct debit cancellation rates fell sharply in 2013: Donors are starting to feel more optimistic and are less likely to cancel their charitable contributions, with new figures showing direct debit cancellations in 2013 fell to the lowest annual average rate since before the recession.

The figures, released today by Rapidata, show direct debit cancellations fell from 4.05 per cent in January last year to 2.4 per cent in December. The average cancellation rate for the year, 3.1 per cent, was the lowest seen since 2006. Average annual rates of cancellations peaked at 4.33 per cent in 2008, falling to 3.32 per cent in 2010, before rising to 3.79 per cent in 2011.

Charities with income over �100,000 could have to pay for the Commission, says Shawcross

Charities with income over �100,000 could have to pay for the Commission, says Shawcross: William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission, has suggested that charities with an income of more than �100,000 should have to contribute to the regulator's funding.

Speaking at a public meeting in Manchester yesterday Shawcross said: “One of the things that we are considering, given the fall in funding from the Treasury, is whether or not we should ask charities – big charities, not small charities, starting with charities over �100,000 - to contribute towards the financing of their regulator.”

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

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.

The proposals include a requirement for charities to secure an “opt-in” from donors to receive communications, and an “explicit consent” rule to use personal data, which would make it difficult for charities to send personalised mailings.