Rebecca Cooney

Government to simplify Gift Aid donor benefit rules

Government to simplify Gift Aid donor benefit rules

The Treasury says in today's Budget that it will reduce from three to two the number of monetary bands setting out the value of benefit donors can receive from charities and the donation remain eligible for Gift Aid

Introduction of AI into fundraising risks repeating scandals of 2015, Shelterbox director warns

Introduction of AI into fundraising risks repeating scandals of 2015, Shelterbox director warns

But artificial intelligence could help to even out problems with fundraisers' pay, Richard Lee argues

Access to legacy donations being delayed by HMRC, umbrella body claims

Access to legacy donations being delayed by HMRC, umbrella body claims

The Institute of Legacy Management says some members are waiting up to six months for the taxman to complete checks on estates

Fundraiser of the Week: Kate Dolleymore of Beanstalk

Fundraiser of the Week: Kate Dolleymore of Beanstalk

The philanthropy manager at the national literacy charity talks about donor involvement, humility and The Twits.

IoF defends universities accused of 'spying' on donors

IoF defends universities accused of 'spying' on donors

A story on the front page of the Daily Mail newspaper claims a group of top universities have been wealth screening former students to assess how much they might be able to donate

IoF signs up to partnership with Trustees Unlimited

IoF signs up to partnership with Trustees Unlimited

The institute wants to encourage more fundraisers to join charity boards

RNLI closes Jersey station after split threat

RNLI closes Jersey station after split threat

A dispute centring on the dismissal of coxswain Andy Hibbs, who was subsequently reinstated, led to the St Helier crew announcing that they wanted to withdraw from the charity

Civil society plans 'a timid, tick-box exercise', says shadow charities minister

Civil society plans 'a timid, tick-box exercise', says shadow charities minister

Steve Reed accuses the government of attempting to cover up its neglect of the sector

Altruism just one part of a trustee's motivations, says International Rescue Committee head of philanthropy

Altruism just one part of a trustee's motivations, says International Rescue Committee head of philanthropy

Hannah-Polly Williams tells an Institute of Fundraising event that assuming people become trustees totally selflessly makes it harder to engage with potential board members

Action for Children unfairly and constructively dismissed social worker, tribunal finds

Action for Children unfairly and constructively dismissed social worker, tribunal finds

Janette Coyle claimed she had been bullied and undermined by her manager at the charity's Plymouth city centre office