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Online Fundraising Platforms, Failed Appeals and the Fundraising Regulator

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Charities fundraising through appeals to the public should be familiar with the role of the Fundraising Regulator and the Code of Fundraising Practice, which applies to charitable institutions, third party fundraisers, and online fundraising platforms.

Online Fundraising Platforms, Failed Appeals and the Fundraising Regulator

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Fundraising and Failed Appeals

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

The popularity of online fundraising platforms amplifies the risks associated with failed fundraising appeals; charity leaders should be familiar with the legal requirements relating to failed appeals.

Fundraising and Failed Appeals

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Charities, Fraud and Civil Claims

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Fraud is a serious crime, and unfortunately charities can be targets. Recently, a former finance officer at the British Society of Echocardiography was imprisoned after embezzling more than £200,000 from the charity to fund his online gambling habit.

Charities, Fraud and Civil Claims

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Giving Safely to Support Ukraine - Advice for Those Wishing to Donate

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator are advising the public to give safely to registered charities and to be wary of the responsibility that arises when setting up informal fundraising appeals.

Giving Safely to Support Ukraine - Advice for Those Wishing to Donate

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Guidance for Charity Trustees During the Ukraine Crisis

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The Charity Commission has recently published a statement on the Ukraine crisis and its implications for charities.

Guidance for Charity Trustees During the Ukraine Crisis

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The Collapse of Kids Company - Lessons for the Charity Sector

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

In February 2022, the Charity Commission released its long-awaited report on its inquiry into the high-profile collapse of the Keeping Kids Company.

The Collapse of Kids Company - Lessons for the Charity Sector

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Growth of Charity Mergers and Collaborative Working

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The number of mergers in the Charity sector is at its highest for six years, even though overall numbers remain low at 77 mergers involving 166 organisations. This increase is driven by growth in takeovers amongst smaller voluntary organisations.

Growth of Charity Mergers and Collaborative Working

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Charities and Ethical Investment - Butler-Sloss and Others v Charity Commission and Another

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

On 29 April 2022 the High Court handed down its judgment in the case of Butler-Sloss and others v Charity Commission and another.

Charity Commission Case Provides Useful Summary of Laws Around Ethical Investment

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Data Monetisation - How Can Charities Benefit?

Monday, 30 May 2022

While some charities are understandably cautious about data monetisation, with the right systems and capabilities in place, it can be a useful tool for charities to grow and meet their unique challenges.

Data Monetisation - How Can Charities Benefit?

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The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act - How Can Charities Deal with Outstanding Coronavirus Rent Arrears?

Monday, 30 May 2022

Many charities have marked a positive return in recent months, but some continue to struggle with historic rent arrears which have built up during the pandemic.

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act - How Can Charities Deal with Outstanding Coronavirus Rent Arrears?

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Is Your Charity Protected Against Marketing Mistakes?

Monday, 30 May 2022

Despite the emergence of new software and technology, human error remains inevitable and the ICO continues to take a stringent approach on breaches of data protection legislation and contravention of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

Is Your Charity Protected Against Marketing Mistakes?

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Pro Bono Planning Success for Car-Free Couple

Thursday, 26 May 2022

A Birmingham couple with four children made the news in recent weeks after they saved thousands of pounds by going car-free.

Pro Bono Planning Success for Car-Free Couple

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Charities Bill Receives Royal Assent

Monday, 28 February 2022

The Charities Bill received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022 and passed into law as the Charities Act 2022.

Charities Bill Receives Royal Assent

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Is Your Charity Up-to-Date With the Commission's Latest Safeguarding Guidance?

Friday, 18 February 2022

The Charity Commission expects charities to maintain high standards of safeguarding.

Is Your Charity Up-to-Date With the Commission's Latest Safeguarding Guidance?

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Top Tips for Protecting Your Charity's Reputation During a Crisis

Friday, 18 February 2022

A charity's reputation is one of its key assets and something that trustees must protect.

Top Tips for Protecting Your Charity's Reputation During a Crisis