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Sign up to our Trustee Essentials event – The Foundations of Good Governance

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Aug, 2018

Good governance is an essential part of running a charity and requires trustees to be aware of their unique role and responsibilities within their organisation. As recent high profile cases have highlighted,…

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Charity Commission summit tackles safeguarding concerns

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Aug, 2018

The Charity Commission for England and Wales has revealed the details of a recent summit concerning charity safeguarding. The meeting comes after several high-profile charity failures emerged, including…

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Charities urged to do more to raise awareness of Gift Aid

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Aug, 2018

Charities are being urged to do more to raise awareness of Gift Aid, after a report revealed that millions of pounds of potential donations go unclaimed every single year. The Charity Finance Group (CFG)…

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Start preparing for new style annual returns now

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Aug, 2018

The Charity Commission is urging charities to start preparing for their 2018 annual returns, which this year have additional questions that organisations are required to answer. Last year, the Commission…

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Government plans to share dormant funds with grassroots charities

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Aug, 2018

The Government is currently looking at ways of unlocking dormant funds to help boost the coffers of grassroots charities. The plan, if successful, would make funds totalling £20 million, which are currently…

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Donors shun third parties in favour of giving direct to charities online

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Aug, 2018

A new survey has revealed that the vast majority of charity donors, who would happily make contributions directly through a charity’s own website, shun the idea of giving cash via a third party fundraiser….

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Making Tax Digital – what charities need to know

Posted in Charities | Posted on 25 May, 2018

The Government is pressing ahead with a full roll-out of digital taxation – a move which will affect thousands of charities across the UK. Initially, it was believed that charities would be exempt from…

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Is your charity cyber-security savvy?

Posted in Charities | Posted on 25 May, 2018

In recent months, cyber-crime has received widespread media attention and charities are sadly not immune from online fraudsters. The latest figures estimate that around 70 per cent of all fraud is now…

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Research shows lapsed donors outnumber new supporters

Posted in Charities | Posted on 25 May, 2018

Charity fundraising through direct mail has declined by almost a third as the sector invests more in digital recruitment, a report has revealed. Qbase, which published the research, also found that retention…

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‘Too trusting’ charities could fall victim to internal fraud – study warns

Posted in Charities | Posted on 25 May, 2018

A new study has revealed that a culture of ‘excessive trust’ contributed to 70 per cent of internal frauds amongst a sample of charities it analysed. The Charity Commission, which conducted the study,…

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