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Sunday 20 April 2014
The bulletin that brings you the latest fundraising news and best practice, including digital fundraising, legacy fundraising, trust fundraising, street fundraising, direct marketing, corporate partnerships and events.

Latest News

Big Lottery Fund board feared 'sustained drop in income' after Lotto ticket price doubled
Big Lottery Fund
Minutes of a BLF board meeting show members were concerned about financial and reputational issues after the National Lottery ticket price rose from £1 to £2
London Marathon runner's death prompts surge in donations to the National Osteoporosis Society
Robert Berry
More than 3,500 donations have been made through the JustGiving page of Robert Berry, who died after finishing the race on Sunday
Cancer Research UK is named official charity of the 2015 London Marathon
Cancer Research UK
The charity says it aims to raise £2.5m through the event next year and increase its number of runners to 2,500
Half of charities say they have improved transparency, says report
Caron Bradshaw
Caron Bradshaw of the Charity Finance Group says the latest Managing in a Downturn study shows that many charities still face threats to stability and sustainability
Nearly seven million people ran for charity in the past year, survey finds
Nearly seven million people ran for charity in the past year, survey finds
Figures from the Charities Aid Foundation show that each runner raised an average of £358 in the year to March, up from £280 the previous year
Social Investment Scotland secures £16m funding for social growth fund
Alastair Davis
SIS chief executive Alastair Davis says the funding - £8m from Big Society Capital, £8m from the Scottish government - will make a real difference to communities
Seafarers UK announces Get Stripey fundraising day for 16 May
Maria Miller donates ministerial pay-off to local autism charity

In Depth

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


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Star Supporters

Rupert Grint becomes an ambassador for Starlight Children's Foundation
Rupert Grint and Calum Wilson
Plus: David Cameron, Danny Dyer, Ross Brawn, Martin Brundle, Peter Capaldi, Lisa Faulkner, Richard E Grant, Jacqueline Wilson and Cerrie Burnell

Digital Campaign of the Week

Parkinson's UK
A still from the Parkinson's UK video
More than three-quarters of people in the UK know little or nothing about Parkinson's, so the charity has launched an online video to help them recognise and support those with the condition

Latest comments.


"These findings are interesting, but I'm not sure how they contribute to the greater good... unless the mere act of slapping the fat cats is a desirable outcome."

Stephen Moreton on the article: "A big bonus makes you less likely to give to charity, study finds"


Fundraising Good Practice

Our team: St Helena Hospice
Justine Ruggles says St Helena Hospice wants to diversify its income
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


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