Rebecca Cooney

Fundraiser of the Week: Paul Moore of Winston's Wish

Fundraiser of the Week: Paul Moore of Winston's Wish

The head of corporate and community engagement at the childhood bereavement charity

Action for Children creates new logo to mark 150th birthday

Action for Children creates new logo to mark 150th birthday

The new brand is focused on the theme 'we are family' and is designed to be clear, simple and friendlier than before

There is confusion about leadership, but enormous potential in the sector, says report

There is confusion about leadership, but enormous potential in the sector, says report

Talking Leadership from Clore Social Leadership, published today, is based on interviews with more than 50 chief executives and senior leaders in the sector

Charities receive share of £3.4m from digital fund

Charities receive share of £3.4m from digital fund

The fund, launched by the National Lottery Community Fund in October, was set up to help charities use digital tools to support local communities

WWF denies it covered up probe into rape and torture allegations

WWF denies it covered up probe into rape and torture allegations

Buzzfeed News claims a draft report on alleged human rights violations by WWF-funded rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been kept 'under wraps'

NSPCC encourages PayPal, Apple Pay and card payments through 'digital wallet'

NSPCC encourages PayPal, Apple Pay and card payments through 'digital wallet'

Created with the digital agency WPNC, the wallet has been designed to exploit the growing trend for digital donations

British Red Cross income at lowest level since 2013

British Red Cross income at lowest level since 2013

The charity's latest accounts show its income dropped £41.2m on 2017, primarily as a result of fewer major emergency appeals

Fund offers £3.2m to groups with ideas for community businesses

Fund offers £3.2m to groups with ideas for community businesses

The Bright Ideas Fund will open on 6 August, offering grants and support to community groups, associations and other organisations

Report urges Fundraising Regulator to raise awareness of its existence

Report urges Fundraising Regulator to raise awareness of its existence

A report commissioned by the regulator itself says that only 7 per cent of those surveyed had heard of it

Sector's efforts to improve diversity 'unconvincing', says NPC publication

Sector's efforts to improve diversity 'unconvincing', says NPC publication

The think tank's collection of essays and podcasts has been funded by Trustees Unlimited and a recruitment consultancy

Regulator examines eight linked charities amid £10m fake Viagra money laundering scam

Regulator examines eight linked charities amid £10m fake Viagra money laundering scam

Edward Cohen has been imprisoned for a total of more than nine years for offences including money laundering and supplying false information to the Charity Commission

Volunteering Matters appoints new chief executive

Volunteering Matters appoints new chief executive

Reddish moves from the youth volunteering charity ProjectScotland, where he is chief executive, in August, succeeding Oonagh Aitken

Big Give extends deadline for Christmas Challenge to 19 July

Big Give extends deadline for Christmas Challenge to 19 July

The match-funding campaign allows charities to apply for up to £25,000 if they have other donors prepared to match-fund the money

Popularity of novelty fundraising challenge events fell last year

Popularity of novelty fundraising challenge events fell last year

A report from the event-management firm Massive says events such as Tough Mudder accounted for 2 per cent of participation-event fundraisers in 2018, down from 4 per cent the previous year

Company selling adverts that never appeared has been targeting charities since at least 2017

Company selling adverts that never appeared has been targeting charities since at least 2017

The British Tinnitus Association says it paid almost £1,000 to Maxhill Media Publishers for non-existent advertising space in a Waitrose magazine; the charity managed to obtain a refund

Third Sector Podcast #7: Charity shops

Third Sector Podcast #7: Charity shops

In this episode, we take a look at the charity shop market, the Code of Fundraising Practice and social media crisis communications

Charities should work with each other on mental health, says consultant

Charities should work with each other on mental health, says consultant

Jaan Maden, who specialises in mentally healthy workplaces, tells the IoF convention that the sector should emulate the private sector by sharing expertise on the issue

Smee & Ford will still notify charities about gifts in wills after contract ends

Smee & Ford will still notify charities about gifts in wills after contract ends

Its notification service will stay in place for at least 12 months until a long-term solution is found, says the firm's chief executive

The IoF will challenge organisations not doing enough on diversity, says chief executive

The IoF will challenge organisations not doing enough on diversity, says chief executive

Launching the institute's diversity strategy, Peter Lewis also says that fundraisers who do not understand the need for diversity must be won over

Charities 'woeful' on diversity for disabled people, says Arts Council chief

Charities 'woeful' on diversity for disabled people, says Arts Council chief

Darren Henley tells the Institute of Fundraising's annual convention that there has been little progress in 20 years, despite a lot of talk