Sector pays tribute to fundraising expert Tony Elischer | Rob Wilson warns over fundraising agencies

Plus: Commission to change prototype charity search tool | Tanya Steele appointed interim chief executive at Save the Children | Two jailed over £500,000 Gift Aid fraud | Shelter reviews future of its fundraising agency

Tributes have been paid to Tony Elischer, the founder and chief executive of Think Consulting Solutions, who died of cancer this week.

Too many charities use fundraising agencies that treat them like "cash cows", according to Rob Wilson, the Minister for Civil Society.

The Charity Commission will change its prototype online charity search tool after users criticised its use of cost ratios as a measure of charity effectiveness.

Save the Children UK has appointed Tanya Steele, its executive director of marketing, fundraising and communications, as interim chief executive.

Two men who invented fake charities and donations to claim more than £500,000 in Gift Aid repayments have both been jailed for 30 months.

The housing charity Shelter is reviewing the future of its face-to-face fundraising agency and has not worked with any new clients since it was criticised by The Mail on Sunday newspaper in the summer.

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