Charities News

Does your charity have a policy on ‘acceptable behaviour’ of fundraisers?

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

In recent weeks, the issue of what is deemed to be ‘acceptable behaviour’ of fundraisers, has hit the headlines again. It has been revealed that Cancer Research has recently been in talks with one…

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Commission issues reminder to check and update your charity details

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The Charity Commission has issued a reminder to all charities regarding the need to check and update their details before submitting their annual return. Charity trustees are legally obliged to ensure…

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World first – as British charity donors told to ‘ask Alexa’

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

A British charity has achieved what is believed to be a world first, by providing a new donation route – using Alexa-enabled devices. The British Heart Foundation has developed this innovative method…

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Keeping your charity’s finances safe from cyber fraud

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

A new report has revealed that UK charities have, on average, suffered five cyber-attacks in the past year. The alarming figures have been published in Under Attack: Assessing the struggle of UK SMBs against…

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Chancellor announces support for charities

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The 2018 autumn Budget provided a certain amount of good news for charities. Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced an increase in the limit individual donors can contribute under the Gift Aid Small Donations…

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Inaccurate financial reporting – small charities identified as the biggest offenders

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

The latest report from the Charity Commission has revealed that smaller charities are the biggest offenders when it comes to providing inaccurate financial information in their annual returns. The Charity…

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Charity reprieved as financial issues are resolved and new trustees take over

Posted in Charities | Posted on 28 Jan, 2019

A charity which was set up to establish memorials to D-Day veterans and now supports ex-members of the armed forces, has been successfully reconstructed with the appointment of new trustees. The Veteran’s…

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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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