Friday, March 27, 2015

Five things charities need to know ahead of the general election | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Five things charities need to know ahead of the general election | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "On Tuesday political representatives from Labour, the Conservatives, the Green Party, the Lib Dems and Ukip debated their stance on the voluntary sector at the Social Leaders Debate, which was hosted by Acevo and Charities Aid Foundation. Here are five things that charities learned."



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Alexandria nonprofit collects donations for needy in Honduras - The Washington Post

Alexandria nonprofit collects donations for needy in Honduras - The Washington Post: "he poverty Evans encountered there prompted him to gather donations of clothing and other items to send to the Central American nation. Eventually, these efforts grew from helping several families to founding Art for Humanity, a Arlington-based nonprofit group that ships donations of shoes and household goods to the needy in Honduras. The group also built and sponsors a women’s college about two hours outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa."



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New Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon says about time woman named to post - Manitoba - CBC News

New Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon says about time woman named to post - Manitoba - CBC News: "Janice Filmon says it's about time another woman was appointed Lieutenant-Governor in Manitoba.

The wife of former Premier Gary Filmon becomes the province's 25th Lieutenant-Governor later this year. Filmon is well-known in Manitoba for her philanthropy and she currently serves as the chairperson for CancerCare Manitoba. "



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New Research: “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP

New Research: “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP: "he AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to share the research conducted by Dr. Pauline O’Connor with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Studies at Ryerson University.  She was the first recipient under the Foundation’s Research Committee award.  The research titled, “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” is provided in both its full form as well as an executive summary."



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Treasury announces memorandum of understanding for payroll giving | Third Sector

Treasury announces memorandum of understanding for payroll giving | Third Sector: "The agreement has been created to increase transparency and clarity in information-sharing between the government, charities and payroll-giving agencies"



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How the U.S. Stacks Up in Global Giving

How the U.S. Stacks Up in Global Giving: "And we are correct by many measures, like those of the recent survey report by BNP Paribas, an international wealth-management firm. However other parts of the world are catching up, and take some of the shine off our exceptionalism. The BNP Paribas 2015 Individual Philanthropy Index report uses data from 400 individuals, each with investable assets of at least $5 million. It compares growth in individual philanthropy internationally and gives information about international trends in philanthropy."



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Your corporate partners aren’t just there to fundraise, they can be your investors as well

Your corporate partners aren’t just there to fundraise, they can be your investors as well: "What next for charity-corporate partnerships?
Every charity fundraiser knows the potential of engaging corporate supporters. Charities gain a range of benefits from these relationships – obviously donations, but also time, expertise and channels to increase awareness of their cause through employees and customers. Income from corporates has been at around £2bn per year (only 5 per cent of the charity sector’s income) – but in a climate where corporate giving is unlikely to significantly increase, charities need to consider working with corporates differently to achieve social change in a much bigger way."



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Candy Direct News Over 40 per cent of India's philanthropists to raise donations by 2020 | Candy Direct News

Candy Direct News Over 40 per cent of India's philanthropists to raise donations by 2020 | Candy Direct News: "Mumbai: Over forty per cent of the nation’s philanthropists will improve their contribution by 2020, pushed by robust progress within the financial system, says a report. “Greater than 4 out of ten present donors will improve their philanthropic contributions within the subsequent 5 years,” enterprise consulting agency Bain & Firm stated in its ‘India Philanthropy Report 2015′. The report is along side philanthropic basis Dasra.&#thirteen;"



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Western Sydney suburbs give more to charity than wealthy areas | dailytelegraph.com.au

Western Sydney suburbs give more to charity than wealthy areas | dailytelegraph.com.au: "WESTERN Sydney has surpassed some of the city’s most wealthy suburbs when it comes to charity.

The NAB Charitable Giving Survey showed Baulkham Hills, Epping and Oatlands residents donated higher percentages of income than Kirribilli, Vaucluse and Mosman.

NAB economist Robert De Iure said, despite difficult economic conditions, 14 Western Sydney postcodes donated amounts above the national average."



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Law Commission consults on 40 proposed changes to charity law

Law Commission consults on 40 proposed changes to charity law: "The Law Commission has proposed 40 changes to charity law and asked for views on a further 57 issues where it feels there may be a need for reform, in a consultation document released last week.
The Technical Issues in Charity Law a Consultation Paper, produced in consultation with organisations across the sector, offers proposals to increase, amend and scrap some Charity Commission powers across a number of legal issues, including: property cy-près, the regulation of land transactions, mergers and insolvency."



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Commission opens investigation into charity where 83 per cent of income is spent on 'generating funds'

Commission opens investigation into charity where 83 per cent of income is spent on 'generating funds': "The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the international children’s charity The Cradle Child Trust, over concerns of potential mismanagement of funds by trustees.

The Trust claims to “relieve the suffering of disabled children in impoverished areas of Nepal, Bhutan and the Philippines through the provision of physical and mental health aid”, according to its Facebook page. "



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Charities must adapt to ageing population – or miss out | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Charities must adapt to ageing population – or miss out | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "f they get this right, the potential rewards for the voluntary sector are substantial. The numbers are eye-opening: if people hitting 65 keep donating time and money at the same rate as today’s older population, it’ll be worth the equivalent of £6.5bn to the sector over the next 20 years. It would take another 150 Red Nose Days to raise the same.

So by the middle of the 2030s our charities could be flourishing, from extra cash and resources but also from the expertise and experience that these baby boomers will bring. Voluntary organisations could be rich in many ways."



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Anyone for a Spot of Charity Bashing? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Anyone for a Spot of Charity Bashing? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly:



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Budget 2015 Roundup: Series of giveaways not enough to satisfy sector leaders

Budget 2015 Roundup: Series of giveaways not enough to satisfy sector leaders: "Charity sector leaders have said while the Budget includes some welcome giveaways, it does not tackle structural problems for the sector or mention several previously promised measures, especially a £40m Local Sustainability Fund.
Karl Wilding, director of public policy at NCVO, said that while there were “lots of small, Daily Mail-friendly measures” announced to help charities, the Budget lacked any “large-scale strategic thinking abou"



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Payroll Giving Mark funding likely to be cut by Cabinet Office

Payroll Giving Mark funding likely to be cut by Cabinet Office: "Funding for the Payroll Giving Quality Mark, which recognises excellence in payroll giving, is likely to be discontinued by the Cabinet Office, the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations has said."



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"CAGP Presents a Special Webinar: Canada's New Estate Donation Rules - Understand; Get Ready
As new rules on estate donations are now enacted into law and poised to take effect in 2016, Canada's charities, estate trustees and administrators, as well as donors and their advisors are expressing serious concern. Rightly so - while some estates may benefit from these changes, for many others it may cause significant challenges in realizing the tax benefits associated with charitable bequests, putting estate donations at serious risk."



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chair of military charity said to have killed himself in dispute over charity funds

Chair of military charity said to have killed himself in dispute over charity funds: "The chair of military charity UK4U Thanks!, who died suddenly earlier this month, shot himself in a dispute over charity funds, according to national newspaper reports.
A statement released on the charity's website said that David Martin, chair of the charity and a retired brigadier, had died unexpectedly on 2 March."



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Does it matter where a charity's money comes from if it's going to a good cause? | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Does it matter where a charity's money comes from if it's going to a good cause? | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "However, in times when many charities are struggling to survive, is there anything wrong in investing for financial return (even if that means in tobacco and arms firms)? "



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