Charities, data protection and GDPR: Our key coverage

A new set of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force. Here is some of our coverage about the new regulations, guidance on what they mean, past complaints raised, and on what the impact on charities will be.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:17:09 GMT

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6 questions to help you define your legacy proposition

Richard Radcliffe explains why carefully communicating your charity’s unique legacy proposition to your supporters and understanding today’s Will-making patterns is essential for a successful legacy strategy.

Source: Charity Choice

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:26:36 GMT

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Nearly three quarters of corporate donations to charity are under £5,000, finds report

A new report published today by New Philanthropy Capital found that some 70 per cent of donations made by corporates to charities are under £5,000, suggesting most partnerships are “small and short-term”.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:14:35 GMT

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What the Charity Digital Skills Report tells us about driving digital change

Our second Charity Digital Skills Report , which we launched recently with Skills Platform , maps digital skills across the sector. In doing so, it reveals the hopes and fears charities have for their future.

Source: CharityComms

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:14:46 GMT

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Charity Commission produces free guide to help charities tackle fraud

The Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel have published free guidance for trustees and senior managers of charities to help them tackle fraud. Their report, , draws from the national charity fraud conference and charity fraud awareness week, which ran in October last year.

Source: Civil Society

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:13:24 GMT

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Legacies provide a quarter of all fundraised income for top charities

The latest Charity Financials Top 100 Fundraisers Spotlight report, sponsored by M&G Investments ,reveals that legacy income makes up a quarter of all fundraised income for the largest fundraising charities in the UK.

Source: Charity Choice

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:08:38 GMT

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Individual donations to charity up by £600m in 2017, says CAF report

However, CAF UK Giving 2018 says 60 per cent of people donated in 2017, compared with 61 per cent in 2016 The report: Individual donations to charity increased by more than £600m in 2017, according to the largest study of giving in the UK.

Source: ThirdSector

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:15:15 GMT

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Charity Digital Skills Report 2018 - Has Lack of Funding and GDPR Derailed Progress?

Is a lack of funding and GDPR derailing digital transformation? The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications have launched the  Charity Digital Skills Report 2018 ; the annual barometer which measures the progress of digital within the UK charity sector.

Source: FEnews.co.uk

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:16:51 GMT

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GDPR: The key questions charity auditors should be asking themselves

It is now 18 months since the Fundraising Regulator took over the Fundraising Code from the Fundraising Standards Board. It is also six months since the launch of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS).

Source: Charity Times

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:21:31 GMT

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Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Regulator publish “bite size” GDPR guidance for fundraisers

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF), the professional membership body for charity fundraisers and the Fundraising Regulator, are today releasing joint guidance on GDPR which has been reviewed and co-badged by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Source: Fundraising Regulator

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:22:23 GMT

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FRC comments on Charity Commission for England and Wales report

Responding to the Charity Commission in England & Wales (CCEW) recently published report, Accounts monitoring: Reporting of matters of material significance by auditors

Source: Financial Reporting Council

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:18:15 GMT

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How will GDPR impact small charities?

We speak to Mandy Johnson, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition , who explains the challenges around DPOs, training and fundraising presented by the new legislation.

Source: Charity Choice

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:22:35 GMT

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ICO gives charities a new reason to be optimistic about GDPR

At last! After months of speculation and uncertainty, the charity sector has had some much-needed good news from the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ).

Source: UK Fundraising

Fri, 2 Feb 2018

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Report: How much FTSE 100 companies gave to charity

The level of donations to charity from FTSE 100 companies has fallen by £655m since its peak in 2013, according to a report published today by the Charities Aid Foundation. Total donations in the financial year 2015/16 were £1.9bn, out of pre-tax profits of £82bn.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 23:20:53 GMT

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Charity Finance Group publishes new GDPR guidance

The Charity Finance Group has released new guidance for charities on how to prepare for the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The guide has been a partnership CFG, Buzzacott, Crowe Clark Whitehill and Kingston Smith.

Source: Charity Times

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:04:46 GMT

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Free guide to GDPR published by Charity Finance Group

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has published a free guide to help voluntary organisations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: Civil Society

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:12:49 GMT

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CAF report suggests alternatives to Charity Commission levy plan

Charities Aid Foundation has released a report putting forward a number of alternatives to the Charity Commission ’s plans to introduce a levy for all registered charities.

Source: UK Fundraising

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:22:23 GMT

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Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide – Business, Business and Finance, Nonprofit Sector Industries

The Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide Report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Business, Business and Finance, Nonprofit Sector Markets. Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide is the essential publication

Source: PR Distribution

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:13:24 GMT

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How to get your board behind your legacy strategy

It’s not always easy getting trustees actively involved in fundraising and legacies can be even more of a challenge, but it’s crucial if you are to meet your legacy fundraising potential

Source: Charity Choice

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:25:45 GMT

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Legacies Roundup | December 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, this edition of BWB’s Legacies Roundup looks back on a busy and eventful year in charity legacies, and forward to what’s already promising to be another one with the introduction of GDPR.

Source: Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:06:09 GMT

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Detailed guide: Change your charity structure

When to change charity structure? Your charity’s legal structure sets out what type your charity is.

Source: Government UK

Mon, 4 Dec 2017

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Diversity 'a big challenge' for charity volunteering, finds NCVO report

A new report published by NCVO shows a lack of diversity among people formally volunteering with charities, which it says poses “a big challenge” for the sector.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:11 GMT

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Charity Commission: Progress report

The National Audit Office has today published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission. The Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales and is an independent, non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament.

Source: National Audit Office

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:25 GMT

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Nearly 80 per cent of charity sector spending stays in the UK, says report

Of the £68bn spent by the charitable sector in England and Wales in 2015, only £2.9bn was spent overseas, a study by the by the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester have shown.

Source: Civil Society

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:23:59 GMT

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Taking legacies online: how charities can use digital to boost legacy fundraising

Often seen as one of the most traditional arms of charity fundraising, legacy marketing has leapt into the digital arena in recent years and is all the better for it, says Louise Pavoni, Digital Communications Manager at Remember A Charity.

Source: Charity Digital News

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:25:32 GMT

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ICO promises 'proportionate' approach to charity compliance with GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that it will be "proportionate" in its approach to fining charities that break rules when new rules come into force next year.

Source: Civil Society

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:56 GMT

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Free guide offers tools to grow charity leadership

A free guide to help trustees and chief executives improve the leadership of their charities has been published this week. , is produced by Clore Social Leadership, which provides training for leaders in the charity sector.

Source: Civil Society

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:49:13 GMT

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Charity trusteeship report: The Commission's full response

The Charity Commission today published a major report into charity trusteeship, which has highlighted the need for charities to do more to promote diversity on their boards.

Source: Charity Times

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:45:19 GMT

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David Ainsworth: How should charities respond to the trustee report?

The findings of the Charity Commission's new report into trusteeship offer challenges for the sector. David Ainsworth asks what needs to happen next. Trusteeship is a country for old men.

Source: Civil Society

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:54:02 GMT

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First students graduate from world’s first undergraduate degree in charity fundraising

The first cohort on the University of Chichester’s undergraduate degree, the Charity Development BA (Hons), has graduated. The event took place at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The course was set up in 2014 by Donna Day Lafferty, who has worked in fundraising for 20 years.

Source: UK Fundraising

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:03:49 GMT

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Fundraising Regulator threatens crackdown on unsolicited charity gifts

Lord Grade, chairman of the Fundraising Regulator, has threatened to ban charities from sending unsolicited gifts. About 16,000 of 42,000 complaints the regulator received about charities last year were related to direct mail.

Source: PoliticsHome

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:04:28 GMT

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Law Commission overhaul of Will-writing necessary but safeguards needed, says Remember A Charity

Charity consortium Remember A Charity has welcomed proposals for electronic and video Wills in its submission to the Law Commission’s consultation, but warns that legacy giving must be safeguarded. The Law Commission’s consultation  on Wills closes today (10 November).

Source: UK Fundraising

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:01:10 GMT

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Funders should be at forefront of digital fundraising innovation, says Comic Relief manager

Billy Dann, grants digital innovation manager at the charity, tells the Association of Charitable Chairs annual conference that funders 'have missed the game a bit' Funders must get more digital-savvy, says Dann Charitable funders should have been at the forefront of digital fundraising.

Source: ThirdSector

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:59:47 GMT

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Fundraising Regulator welcomes 1000th charity registration

The Fundraising Regulator has welcomed its 1000th sign up to the registration scheme launched in March 2017 to charities not within the scope of the fundraising levy.

Source: Fundraising Regulator

Thur, 9 Nov 2017 16:04:48 GMT

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Will power: A legacy fundraising success story

As well as raising millions of pounds, Will Aid has an enduring impact and engages solicitors with charity, explains campaign director Peter De Vena Franks.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:01:29 GMT

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FSI launches fundraising qualification bursaries for small charities

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a first round of bursaries towards its Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification.

Source: UK Fundraising

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 16:59:14 GMT

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Remember A Charity reaches 200th member milestone

Remember A Charity has welcomed its 200 th member to its consortium this month: Shine Charity. Established as the Legacy Promotion Group by a steering group including five charities in 2000.

Source: UK Fundraising

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:11:45 GMT

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Detailed guide: Protect your charity from fraud

Like any other sector, charities are not immune to criminal abuse from fraudsters. Fraud poses a serious risk to valuable funds and sensitive data, and can damage the good reputation of charities, affecting public trust and confidence in the sector as a whole.

Source: Government UK

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:49 GMT

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 18 October 2017

BWB Highlights Next week is Charity Fraud Awareness week. BWB will be hosting a “Fighting charity fraud” event on Monday 30th October.

Source: Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:21:03 GMT

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Charity and not-for-profit sector outlook 2017/18

In our 2017/18 charity and not-for-profit sector outlook, we discuss a number of issues currently impacting on the sector and look at how these could affect your charity.

Source: UHY Hacker Young

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:10:39 GMT

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Detailed guide: How to authorise a charity adviser to submit accounts

You must send your charity’s accounts to the commission every year if: it’s a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) – regardless of its income it’s a registered charity and its gross income is over £25,000 .

Source: Government UK

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:22:20 GMT

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Charity spending on direct mail has fallen nearly 15 per cent since 2011

Spending on direct mail by charities has fallen by nearly 15 per cent since 2011, but remains the most popular form of advertising for voluntary organisations, according to new research by nfpSynergy.

Source: Civil Society

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:27:40 GMT

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Beyond Britain: Why every organisation needs to prepare for GDPR

The exponential rise in digital data over the past decade has changed the way the public and organisations of all kinds engage. Now every bank, local charity, hospital or public authority, each holds personal data about every customer, patient, client or constituent it comes in contact with.

Source: GT News

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:17:56 GMT

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Brits think businesses should be doing more for charity

Over four in ten Britons believe that businesses with 50+ employees should be required to give a percentage of their annual profits to charity, new research from YouGov and the Greg Secker Foundation shows.

Source: Newsoneplace.com

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:33:41 GMT

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Law Commission’s report on Technical Issues in Charity Law published: what might the future hold for charities?

The Law Commission published its  very substantial report on technical issues in charity law, following its initial consultation in 2015 and supplementary consultation last year. Those who do not have the time (or inclination) to read the full 484 page report may find  the summary helpfully provided

Source: Mills & Reeve

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:22:17 GMT

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Best practice for managing legacy disputes

An ongoing court case regarding a will dispute involving four charities has meant that once again charities are facing the criticism of the media. Despite a recent success for charities in the Supreme Court ( Ilott v Mitson), charity legacy disputes are on the rise.

Source: Ashfords

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:23:17 GMT

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Income from legacies tipped to pass £3bn by 2021, according to Legacy Foresight

Income from legacies and gifts in wills are expected to rise by 2.7 per cent per annum over the next five years to over £3bn, according to Legacy Foresight’s latest market forecast.

Source: Civil Society

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:23:19 GMT

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Detailed guide: Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme: how to claim top-up payments

If you’re a charity or CASC you can claim top-up payments on small donations of £20 or less under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme ( GASDS ). From 6 April 2017, you can claim on donations made using contactless technology, such as a contactless credit or debit card.

Source: Government UK

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:27:04 GMT

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Charity & Social Enterprise Update | Autumn 2017

In the Autumn edition of the Charity & Social Enterprise Update: Mairead O'Reilly and Alistair Williams look at the Fundraising Regulator's achievements, and how charities can meet the requirements of its Fundraising Preference Service.

Source: Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:47:54 GMT

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How to report a serious incident in your charity

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is concerned that charities are not always reporting serious incidents to them despite being required to do so. It has published updated guidance to help tackle this.

Source: UK Fundraising

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:30:53 GMT

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Changing charity law for the better? The Law Commission's Report and the draft Charities Bill

The complex nature of the Law Commission's Report on Technical Issues in Charity Law (the Report ) meant its publication on 14 September was greeted with little fanfare. That should not detract from the wide-ranging changes to charity law that it recommends.

Source: Farrer & Co

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:21:02 GMT

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Billionaires and charity

CNBC reporter Robert Frank has the numbers from a new Chronicle of Philanthropy report. How much cash have billionaires, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, shared with those less fortunate? And which charities do they support?

Source: CNBC

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:31:52 GMT

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Detailed guide: How to report a serious incident in your charity

Trustees’ reporting responsibilities This guidance helps trustees identify serious incidents and ensure that they are reported to the Charity Commission. It also explains how to report them. The Commission requires charities to report serious incidents.

Source: Government UK

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:32:32 GMT

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Cutting red tape ‘could help charities save at least £2.8m’

The Technical Issues in Charity Law report, out last week, stated problems in charity law prevented or delayed legitimate charitable activities. It concluded this discouraged people from volunteering, and forced charities to obtain professional advice that should not be necessary.

Source: Public Finance Magazine

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:27:46 GMT

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The Law Commission report and draft Charities Bill

The Law Commission has published its final report on Technical Issues in Charity Law, including a draft Bill. The review which preceded this report considered “selected technical issues”, and was not a full review of charity law.

Source: Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:30:19 GMT

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Why remember a charity in your will

This week is ‘Remember a Charity Week’, an annual campaign to encourage us all to leave a legacy to causes that we care about. The campaign, now in its eighth year, is organised by ‘Remember a Charity’ in collaboration with 180 of the UK’s leading charities.

Source: Telegraph

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:25:13 GMT

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5 simple tips for cost-effective legacy marketing

Gifts in wills can make a huge difference to your income – and you don’t need a huge budget to promote them, as these five tips from Claire Routley show

Source: Charity Choice

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:25:24 GMT

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Law Commission puts forward a raft of changes to charity law

Proposals include removing the legal barriers to charities merging and helping them amend their governing documents more easily Charity law should be reformed to ensure it does not discourage volunteers or "prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities".

Source: ThirdSector

Thur, 14 Sep 2017 13:21:36 GMT

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How to nail your fundraising strategy

Posted in How To Guides Training & Development , Charity Management In a world in which change is here to stay and where many charities need to completely re-evaluate their approaches to income generation, now is a good time to think about reviewing and updating your fundraising strategy

Source: Charity Choice

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:24:50 GMT

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Is legacy charitable giving increasing?

Recent figures from UK Fundraising show that only 7% of the population leave a legacy to a charity in their Will, despite 35% saying they would consider doing so, and that it is actually younger people who are more likely to leave something than the older generations.

Source: Blake Morgan

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:25:32 GMT

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Giving to charity through your will

This week (September 11-17) is Remember a Charity week, an annual awareness week run by a consortium of charities which aims to encourage more people to think about leaving gifts to charity when they die.

Source: Radio Times

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:22:15 GMT

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NCVO publishes guide to help charities answer tricky questions

Changes in wording and language can either positively or negatively affect how the public views controversial charity issues, according to a new guide published by NCVO.

Source: Civil Society

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:23:47 GMT

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The importance of legacy giving

In the lead-up to ‘Remember A Charity In Your Will Week’, Rob Cope outlines the latest inheritance research findings, and emphasises the importance of solicitors reminding clients about charitable donations in their wills

Source: Solicitors Journal

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:21:21 GMT

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Charity shops ‘save councils £27m’ in landfill costs each year, says report

Charity shops in the UK save their councils £27m a year by diverting clothes from landfill, research has suggested. A report from think tank Demos found charity shops recycled or reused 331,000 tonnes of textiles in 2015/16, which would otherwise have been sent to landfill.

Source: Civil Society

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:29:19 GMT

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Digital does deliver

Digital fundraising is a hot trend in the third sector, but how can we best use it to inspire action and empower people to make a difference? And does it really work better than more traditional methods? Online fundraising presents a massive opportunity for charities to reach new supporters

Source: Third Sector

Tue, 05 Sept 2017 12:59:40 GMT

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Are you ready for Remember A Charity Week?

We’re just a few weeks away from Remember A Charity Week (11-17 September 2017) – the annual celebration and public awareness drive for legacy giving. Are you ready? With a record number of 190 charities now working together as part of Remember A Charity

Source: UK Fundraising

Tue, 29 August 2017 11:35:33 GMT

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What is GDPR and how will it affect my charity? (Guest post)

In the first of a series looking at GDPR and what it means for charities, Andrew Cross , Data and Insights Lead at Lightful, one of the only GDPR Certified Practitioners in the beyond profit sector, explores the basics of the new regulations If you’ve not heard of the General Data Protectio...

Source: Charity Digital News

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 13:24:01 GMT

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The Future of Digital Marketing in the Charity Sector

Digital marketing in the charity sector has experienced a boom in the past few years, and will only continue to do so. Charities like the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC have paved the way for better website experiences and mobile apps for charities

Source: Hallam Internet Ltd

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 10:21:52 GMT

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What charities do the British support?

The great British public are a charitable bunch. But people do not give out their hard-earned cash equally, and they prefer certain charities. A new study I led suggests that a person’s political views and attitudes towards their own country .

Source: Third Sector

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 10:24:24 GMT

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Digital learning innovation comes to the UK charity sector

Today’s digital world has disrupted conventional learning and development methods. In response to this changing landscape, Clear Lessons Foundation has launched a new digital platform which provides free, video learning resources for UK charity workers and volunteers.

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Charity network looks to blockchain

Start Network , which includes 42 leading aid agencies such as Oxfam, Care International and Save the Children, has partnered with a start-up social enterprise to push forward the use of blockchain in the delivery of humanitarian finance

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:13:52 GMT

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GDPR: Charities encouraged to deepen their understanding

Is it time to develop your GDPR understanding beyond a few top tips? Charity CRM software partner, Blackbaud, has had its legal team condense 88 pages of complex law into just five. No-one in our sector is in any doubt now as to the importance – and the imminence – of GDPR.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:04:46 GMT

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Instagram campaign returns for a second year

Charities are being urged to get behind #CharitySpotlightFortnight which is set to return for a second year. The 2017 campaign will run from 7-20 August and, as with last year, it’s a pretty simple format. We want you to: Tell your charity’s story by sharing an image every day over the fortn...

Source: Charity Digital News

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:19:28 GMT

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Godzilla charities threaten to overwhelm smaller rivals

The Charity 100 Index lists the largest charities in the UK, and of the 100 which it listed last year, 94 have reappeared this year. (For context, the UK has more than 200,000 charities.) The top 10 biggest charities were exactly the same as the top 10 last year.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:18:56 GMT

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Text donations decline in 2016

Charitable donations made by text fell by £7m last year, according to figures published by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). The organisation’s 2016/17 annual report revealed that the value of text donations to charity declined by 6% from £122 in 2015 to £115m last year.

Source: Charity Digital News

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:23:57 GMT

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Giving through gaming – a cutting edge initiative?

Successful fundraising is key to any charity’s success, yet recently I have found that it is the operational aspects that many struggle with. This could be due to several factors, yet the increasing competition from the growing amount of charities is undoubtedly an issue in securing both funding and the public’s attention.

Source: CAUSE4

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:26:2Read more

Are you making the most of your technology for fundraising?

Michelle Wright , founder and CEO of Cause4 , tells us why she feels fundraising should be every professional’s responsibility, as all of us benefit, personally and professionally, from improving our fundraising knowledge and strengthening our organisations financially.

Source: Charity Digital News

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:42:16 GMT

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Mobile technology can transform donations, says digital fundraiser

Paul de Gregorio, head of digital fundraising at the agency Open, tells the IoF's fundraising convention the mobile phone giving technology has brought interesting changes in the US.

Source: ThirdSector

Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:40:27 GMT

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Keeping Charities in the Know - Changes to Data Protection Law

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into full power, replacing the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

Source: J4bcommunity.co.uk

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:39:36 GMT

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Remember A Charity encourages people to #HaveYourSay with first national legacy tour

Remember a Charity is asking people to share their visions for the future to inspire legacy giving with this year’s Remember A Charity in your Will Week.

Source: UK Fundraising

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:39:09 GMT

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How apps and tech are transforming the way charities raise money

Charities were slow to embrace new technologies, but innovative apps are now common in the fundraising sector. The adoption of digital technology in the charity fundraising sector is still in its infancy, with even the bigger organisations only at the start of their journey.

Source: The Guardian

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:40:07 GMT

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Marie Curie leaders to speak at the Charity Technology Conference

The chief executive, Jane Collins, and head of digital, Steve Armstrong, from Marie Curie will deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Charity Technology Conference. They will address the subject of transforming traditional organisations into digital leaders.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:32:15 GMT

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Blackbaud to acquire JustGiving

Blackbaud has entered into an agreement to acquire JustGiving in a £95m deal. Under the purchase agreement for the transaction, Blackbaud has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of JustGiving. Blackbaud expects to finance the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings u...

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:36:34 GMT

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GDPR Compliance – What this means for Data Collection (Infographic)

SmartSurvey has created a new infographic designed to inform organisations about preparing for GDPR and the issues that they need to consider when collecting data from citizens who reside in Europe.

Source: Charity Digital News

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:37:27 GMT

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Charity Launches ‘Digital For Good’ Publishing Initiative Where Developers Donate Digital Content for Fundraising

UK games industry charity GamesAid is pleased to announce the launch of a new era of fundraising with the ‘Digital For Good’ initiative.

Source: PhoenixNewspaper.com

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:43:31 GMT

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Nominet Trust announces funding for three tech for good innovations

Nominet Trust has awarded £450,000 of follow-on funding to help accelerate the development of three tech for good ventures through its Social Tech Growth programme.

Source: Charity Digital News

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:44:48 GMT

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Charity Website Grants Round Opens

The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is now officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.

Source: Giving Times

Wed, 10 May 2017 19:44:07 GMT

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The best productivity tools for charities (Part 2 of 2): Favourites revealed

Last week, Charity Digital News reported on a recent NetSquared London Meetup that investigated the IT tools that can be used to get charity operations done cheaply and effectively and how charities can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 9 May 2017 19:45:18 GMT

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Second funding round for Transform Foundation website grant programme

The second round of Transform Foundation’s 2017 charity website grant programme has opened for applications. Tranform Foundation's programme will again be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.

Source: UK Fundraising

Mon, 8 May 2017 19:44:17 GMT

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The best productivity tools for charities (Part 1 of 2): time-saving methods to find tools

A recent NetSquared London Meetup investigated the IT tools that can be used to get charity operations done cheaply and effectively and how charities can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most when you don’t necessarily have the time to research.

Source: Charity Digital News

Thu, 4 May 2017 19:45:16 GMT

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Brexit impact on charities and causes revealed

Brexit has had no effect on donations to charity in post-referendum Britain, but more people are getting involved in protests and campaigns, according to the UK’s leading study on charitable giving.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:45:27 GMT

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Foundation plans to support more charities with technology grants

A new grantmaker has revealed its plans to expand its grant programmes, to help charities make better use of technology. The Transform Foundation has said it wants to support more charities to develop their digital presence.

Source: Civil Society

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:43:44 GMT

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Amnesty International: Why interactive social campaigns could help solve the refugee crisis

The viral video has long been hailed the holy grail of charity marketing but Amnesty International is taking a less risk adverse approach to social media to make sure its campaigns are driving action as well as awareness.

Source: The Drum

Tue, 7 Feb 2017

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Survey: 2017 donation predictions

A new survey by digital donations platform Givey has revealed that foreign aid charities receive the highest average annual donations of any charitable cause in the UK.

Source: Charity Digital News

Mon, 6 Feb 2017

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£5,000 grants for charities’ Facebook advertising available from Transform Foundation

UK charities can now apply for £5,000 grants to be spent on ‘innovative’ Facebook advertising campaigns. The funding comes from Transform Foundation, the charity that provides small and mid-sized charities with funding , research and training to transform their digital presence and increase their s...

Source: UK Fundraising

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:43:56 GMT

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Top 21 Common Mistakes on Twitter to Watch Out For

Mistakes happen. And with no edit button, Twitter easily lends itself to human error. The best way to fix something is to prevent it going bad in the first place, so we compiled a list of common mistakes on Twitter that you should avoid making.

Source: Business 2 Community

Thu, 2 Feb 2017

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Report Reveals How NGOs Use Online Technology And Social Media

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains and Nonprofit Tech for Good reveal the results of the "2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report."

Source: Agri Marketing

Wed, 1 Feb 2017

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