Natasha Abramson

Sight-loss charity changes its name

Sight-loss charity changes its name

Cardiff Institute for the Blind rebrands to become Sight Life

Royal Parks charity wins £4.5m lottery funding for Greenwich Park development project

Royal Parks charity wins £4.5m lottery funding for Greenwich Park development project

The grant will help fund improvements to the park including an eco-friendly learning centre

Record amount raised by society lotteries last year

Record amount raised by society lotteries last year

The amount raised rose by nearly £33m, according to the Gambling Commission

Fundraising platform CharityCheckout drops mandatory platform fees

Fundraising platform CharityCheckout drops mandatory platform fees

The platform will offer donors the chance to add a tip or charities can continue to pay a 5 per cent fee on donations

John Lewis donates £150,000 to FareShare as it launches its Christmas advert

John Lewis donates £150,000 to FareShare as it launches its Christmas advert

The advert features the story of Edgar the dragon, who is unable to control his fire-breathing

Watch: Guide Dogs releases Christmas advert

Watch: Guide Dogs releases Christmas advert

The sight-loss charity is using animation for the first time

Two leukaemia charities complete merger

Two leukaemia charities complete merger

Leuka and Leukaemia UK have combined under the latter's branding to try to create the UK's "most significant leukaemia charity"

Free tool on offer to analyse charities' use of data

Free tool on offer to analyse charities' use of data

The tool, from the social enterprise Data Orchard, uses questionnaires to identify areas for improvement

Greater London Fund for the Blind changes its name

Greater London Fund for the Blind changes its name

In a move that cost £11,000, the 98-year-old charity says it decided to drop the phrase 'for the blind' after consultation showed people did not like it

Homelessness charities merge

Homelessness charities merge

There will be no redundancies or job losses at Llamau or the Swansea Young Single Homeless Project, the charities say

Macmillan adds cashless option to World's Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising packs

Macmillan adds cashless option to World's Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising packs

An NFC tag allows people to pay through their smartphones and is being trialled in some, but not all, of the fundraising packs it sends out

Cancer Research UK launches Alexa quiz for Stand Up To Cancer

Cancer Research UK launches Alexa quiz for Stand Up To Cancer

Hosted by the voice of the comedian Joe Lycett, the quiz will encourage users to donate by text or an online donation page

Central England Co-op raises more than £1.1m in two years for Dementia UK

Central England Co-op raises more than £1.1m in two years for Dementia UK

The retailer has decided to extend the partnership for another year

Case study: How Arts Sisterhood was founded to battle mental illness

Case study: How Arts Sisterhood was founded to battle mental illness

Ali Strick set up the organisation three years ago to help with her own battle against mental illness, but also to do something productive at the same time

Speaking up for domestic workers in the UK

Speaking up for domestic workers in the UK

Marissa Begonia, coordinator of The Voice of Domestic Workers, discusses her role at the self-help group campaigning for rights and welfare