Rebecca Cooney

JustGiving to drop fees on donations to major disasters or terrorist attacks

JustGiving to drop fees on donations to major disasters or terrorist attacks

The online donations firm generally charges 5 per cent on the donations it processes

Put more in your direct mail, says marketing chief

Put more in your direct mail, says marketing chief

John Watson, chief executive of WPN Chameleon, says longer letters lead to better response rates and are more cost-effective

Direct mail has 'disappeared' from the sector's fundraising arsenal, says Oxfam executive

Direct mail has 'disappeared' from the sector's fundraising arsenal, says Oxfam executive

Nick Pride, deputy director of fundraising at the charity, tells a direct mail conference that the medium has fallen out of favour with charities since the 2015 fundraising scandals

Think about whether you should contact donors, says IoF head of policy

Think about whether you should contact donors, says IoF head of policy

Daniel Fluskey tells a direct mail event that charities should worry less about compliance and more about whether contacting donors is actually effective

May promises £1.8m to back Samaritans helpline

May promises £1.8m to back Samaritans helpline

The money will be given to the charity over the next four years; the Prime Minister has also made health minister Jackie Doyle-Price the first Minister for Suicide Prevention

Garfield Weston Foundation to double anniversary fund

Garfield Weston Foundation to double anniversary fund

After being flooded with applications, the foundation says it will give out more than £11m to more than 150 charities

Fears of being 'bombarded' deter almost two-thirds of people from telling charities about legacy gifts

Fears of being 'bombarded' deter almost two-thirds of people from telling charities about legacy gifts

A survey by the marketing data company fastmap was presented at the Institute of Fundraising's legacy conference

Fundraiser of the Week: Katie Stokes of mothers2mothers

Fundraiser of the Week: Katie Stokes of mothers2mothers

The fundraiser for the charity that employs and trains HIV-positive women to deliver health services in sub-Saharan Africa talks about the benefits of starting your career in a small charity

Eight per cent of sector's voluntary income 'comes from 10,000 legacies'

Eight per cent of sector's voluntary income 'comes from 10,000 legacies'

Meg Abdy, chief executive of Legacy Foresight, says this means the biggest impact comes from exceptionally large gifts in wills

Disasters Emergency Committee begins Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Disasters Emergency Committee begins Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Its response to the devastation caused by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake is its first appeal this year