International charities announce merger

Global charities CBM UK and BasicNeeds UK have merged

Charity Commission significantly overstretched - Sussex

Recently departed Charity Commission chief executive Paula Sussex has issued a plea to government to properly fund the regulator or allow it to collect some of its funding from charities

Newly merged alcohol harm reduction charity names new chief executive

Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern announced merger plans in December last year, and completed the deal in April

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CLIC Sargent reaping rewards from Morrisons partnership

The partnership was announced in February, and will see the retailer raise funds to support young cancer patients and their families

Royal Voluntary Service names new chief executive

New appointment takes over from David McCullough who moves on after more than five years at the helm

Mayors urged to foster new culture of civic philanthropy

Charities Aid Foundation is writing to England's 23 directly elected mayors, calling on them to play a leading role in attracting donations from philanthropists and businesses

Hearing loss charities to merge

Hearing Link said the challenging and competitive fundraising environment had proved extremely difficult for the charity, and the merger will secure the future of its work and allow it to plan with confidence

Diversification and income
Quilter Cheviot's head of charities William Reid talks about the role of diversification across charities' investments and income streams.

Work to begin on enhancing foundations’ effectiveness

The Association of Charitable Foundations is launching the project, seeking to identify leading practice for foundations

Charity Governance Code urges reviews every three years

The new Charity Governance Code has been released, outlining the standards that all charities in England and Wales should aspire to and increase effective governance.

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Power to the regions

Devolution has the potential to benefit charities and their service users, but a good outcome for the sector is not guaranteed

Making contact(less)

Contactless payment is the norm for many face-to-face transactions, but not yet for donations. The technology is on the rise, however, with implications for fundraising

Taking cover

The new Insurance Act seeks to create a fairer balance between insurers and policyholders. Charity Times covers the changes

The perfect match

Corporate partnerships can offer a wealth of benefits but how do you make sure you find the right company for your organisation?

Sharing the burden

Outsourcing back office functions can be a cost saving move for charities looking to make funds stretch further, but it is not for everyone

Knowledge is power

Charities could be sitting on a potential treasure trove in the data they hold on supporters and data generated by their operations, but very few have the in-house capability to make the most of it

Raising the bar

Media coverage in 2015 made for uncomfortable reading for fundraisers. What steps has the sector taken to adjust practices and approaches in the wake of such an awful year?

Costly promises

Charities face a range of challenges in meeting their retirement income obligations to employees past and present

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