FRSB urges Institute of Fundraising to review its codes after PDSA case

The fundraising regulator rejected a complaint against the veterinary charity that it pressured a vulnerable woman into donating, but chair Colin Lloyd says the relevant codes should be reviewed

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Stephen Sutton set out to raise the funds as part of a wish list of things he wanted to do before he died

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Money up front is key to making payment by results work, says NCVO report

The council's chief executive, Sir Stuart Etherington, says current PBR practice risks excluding the crucial role of specialist voluntary sector charities

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Consultation suggests power for trustees to make social investments

Law Commission document says the idea is to help charity trustees who are not confident about their power to make such investments



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Nandy says Labour will launch a pre-election consultation with the voluntary sector

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Lisa Nandy, who used to work in the third sector, has been shadow charities minister for six months. She tells Stephen Cook about Labour's developing policies for charities

Sir Tony Hawkhead previously served 17 years as head of the environmental regeneration charity Groundwork

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The new head of Action for Children is warming up to the challenges ahead, which include securing longer-term public service contracts and attracting support from businesses


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Peter Stanford says military charities are unlikely to heed the recommendations made in Lord Ashcroft's Veterans' Transition Review

Peter Stanford: Too many charities - and that's how it's likely to stay

The staff of individual charities are rarely going to be the most passionate supporters of mergers. Unless there is support from trustees and policy-makers, consolidation is unlikely, writes our columnist

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To build a new financial market means supporting investors who take a long-term, values-oriented and client-centred view. Not-for-profits should resist the temptation of attractive rates at high-street banks, writes Rodney Schwartz

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How to turn marathon runners into long-term supporters

Maintaining a tidy donor database and getting the tone right in communications can keep first-time fundraisers interested in a charity, writes Mark Roy


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