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Sense examines allegations that one of its runners cheated in the London Marathon

The deafblind charity says that if Jason Scotland-Williams did cheat it would be a disservice to deafblind people and its other runners; he denies doing so

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Linsey Ford won the most Facebook likes in the competition

Case study: Douglas Macmillan Hospice

The charity's Dare to Bare campaign used good, clean nudity to raise more than £10,000

Mark Roy

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

Justine Ruggles says St Helena Hospice wants to diversify its income

Our team: St Helena Hospice

Justine Ruggles, the head of fundraising at the charity that provides care to those with life-limiting illnesses, takes us behind the scenes of the fundraising team

Legal & General's partnership with The Stroke Association includes cake sales at the firm's offices

Business partner: Legal & General and the Stroke Association

The financial services company sponsors the charity's Action on Stroke Month in May


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Ally Paget says the link between charity retail and primary activity is essential in an atmosphere of growing hostility

Charities must keep a tight relationship with their shops

Richard Litchfield got it wrong - instead of loosening ties, charities should keep retail close to their heart, writes Ally Paget

Stephen Cook writes that, despite a fall in income from government, figures on individual giving are encouraging

Editorial: Figures confirm a changing sector

The UK Civil Society Almanac reveals the impact that the economic downturn and the government's ever-tightening spending cuts are having on charities, writes Stephen Cook

Richard Litchfield

Richard Litchfield: Is it time for charity shops to break away from their parent organisations?

Charity shops are re-energising high streets - but many organisations aren't equipped to manage a large-scale retail operation, writes our columnist


Is reconciliation really bruin, or is it all just made up?

- Cast your mind back to the pre-election, downturn days of 2009, when the then health secretary, Labour's Andy Burnham, caused dismay in the sector with his rejection of the "any willing provider" formula for the health service. The NHS itself wou...


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Managing director of the trust Paul Taylor (right) at the Stirley Open Day 2013

Big Giver: The Veolia Environmental Trust

The grant-making arm of landfill operator Veolia gives between £4m and £5m a year to community and voluntary organisations that benefit communities living near landfill sites


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Sarah Copeland

Our team: Only Connect

Sarah Copeland, the development director at the charity that works with ex-offenders and prisoners in London, takes us behind the scenes of the fundraising team


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