Rebecca Cooney

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

Rebecca Cooney: The 'begging letter' story beggars belief

Rebecca Cooney: The 'begging letter' story beggars belief

The Daily Telegraph's fundraising coverage over the weekend was a mess, but Lord Grade should bear some responsibility, says Rebecca Cooney

Fundraiser of the Week: Lily Elizabeth Davies of Chickenshed

Fundraiser of the Week: Lily Elizabeth Davies of Chickenshed

This week we talk to Lily Elizabeth Davies, director of fundraising, marketing and commerce at Chickenshed, about the challenges of a diverse income stream

Market for trustee support is not functioning effectively, Charity Commission finds

Market for trustee support is not functioning effectively, Charity Commission finds

A report on external support for trustees says too few board members seek external support and the market does not function well anyway

Report calls for campaign to promote trusteeship and a register of board vacancies

Report calls for campaign to promote trusteeship and a register of board vacancies

The report, commissioned by the Charity Commission and the Office for Civil Society, says there are fewer trustees than thought and most are male, retired and well-off