Jenna Pudelek

Nina Ross of Vision Aid Overseas

Our team: Vision Aid Overseas

Nina Ross, the major giving manager at the international charity that works to improve access to eye care services in developing countries, takes us behind the scenes of the fundraising team

Concern Universal's campaign asks people to dress up as Santa

Case study: Concern Universal

The international development charity has devised a simple campaign to suit the festive season

Deborah Fairclough, head of research at CAF

Why the UK Giving publication is being dropped

Critics say the data was badly interpreted; Deborah Fairclough, pictured, of the Charities Aid Foundation says the survey will continue, with additional questions

Amanda Levy

Interview: Amanda Levy

The vice-president of sales at tells us how the non-profit social enterprise encourages its users to petition governments and companies to be responsive and accountable

Lifeboat day in Salisbury, 1907

Change makers: RNLI

We look at how the lifeboat charity launched the first-ever street collection for a charitable cause in 1891

Nicky Morgan

Government moves to speed up payroll-giving process

Nicky Morgan, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, says this is part of ministers' wider strategy to allow charities to access their donations more quickly

Flooding in Chertsey, Surrey

Community foundations raise more than £1m for flood relief

The umbrella body's national appeal and local funds were launched to help communities affected by the recent extreme weather

Give More

Give More philanthropy drive was a 'difficult sell' to the sector, report says

The Directory of Social Change concludes that the campaign, which asked people to pledge money, time and energy to good causes, lacked willing charity and corporate partners

Cabinet Office

Six social enterprises share £6.1m from Social Incubator Fund

The SIF, provided by the Big Lottery Fund for the Cabinet Office, awards grants to education, health and technology organisations

Payroll Giving quality mark

Government urged to fund payroll-giving scheme for two more years

The Association of Payroll Giving Organisations asks for a commitment to the quality mark and awards until 2016

Clarissa Baldwin

Dogs Trust chief executive to step down after 40 years

Clarissa Baldwin has led the charity since 1986 and will leave in October, to be replaced by her deputy, Adrian Burder

UK Giving

UK Giving to cease publication

The research report published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charities Aid Foundation ran from 2004 to 2012

Ministry of Justice

Justice Data Lab extended for a year

Initiative from the Ministry of Justice, launched last April, gives sector groups access to data about reoffending

European Union

NCVO calls for simplification of EU regulation for charities

The umbrella body's manifesto, published before the European Parliament elections in May, says EU institutions should be more transparent and accountable

Peace One Day's new site is compatible with multiple platforms

Site Visit: Peace One Day

The non-profit organisation has developed a new website to reflect its global outlook

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

British Pregnancy Advisory Service fined £200,000 after hacker accessed information

An investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office found the charity did not know its website stored callers' information

Door-to-door fundraising

FRSB asks members for more detail on complaints after rise in 2012/13

The fundraising regulator is particularly concerned to hear about complaints relating to telephone and door-to-door fundraising, and household collections

CAF report: Why We Give

Demonstrating the effect of charity work would increase giving, affluent donors say

According to the Charities Aid Foundation report Why We Give, respondents to a survey also believe donors should be given a better understanding of tax incentives

Charity shop: is a wider definition needed?

Government should tighten definition of a charity shop, say MPs

A report by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee says business rate relief for charities has loopholes that can be abused

Jason Harrison of the Teacher Support Network and Recourse

Our team: The Teacher Support Network and Recourse

Jason Harrison, the head of fundraising and communications at the charity group that supports education professionals, takes us behind the scenes of the fundraising team