Charity fined £100,000 for ‘distressing’ data breach

The charge, issued by the Information Commission’s Office (ICO), was delivered in response to the charity’s failure to secure the personal data of over 417,000 supporters when hackers entered the charity’s computer network by exploiting a weak password set by the account in 2009.

Amazon triples charity donations through AmazonSmile

Amazon is tripling UK charity donations through AmazonSmile for a limited time this month.

From 15-29 June, Amazon will be tripling its usual donation of 0.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent of the net purchase price to the charity of the customer’s choice, with over 6,000 charities to choose from.

Britain’s secret charity cheats: the questions your charity should be asking

Since prevention is better than cure when it comes to fraud, charities, irrespective of size and stature, should be asking themselves these questions about their day-to-day operations, what systems are in place and whether there is a plan to ensure an effective response if fraud is detected.

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Grenfell tragedy showed charities need to improve coordination, report finds

A new report, published by Muslim Aid, has revealed the lessons learned by the third sector in response to the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster.

Zoe Amar: Where was the charity response to the Facebook data scandal?

There were a distinct lack of charity voices present in the response to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data scandal earlier this year, digital expert Zoe Amar has said.

10 digital design principles published to guide charity service delivery

A new set of principles, developed by and for the UK charity sector, have been published to help guide the development of more effective digital services.

Revealed: the full list of charities that have been recommended to merge

New research has revealed a list of charities that chief executives from across the sector think should merge to form “mega-charities”.

The research, published by Firetail and based on the responses of 39 charity leaders at chief executive and senior level, highlighted the need for mergers among some of the biggest charities in order to create “category-leading” charities that could “drive greater impact”.

Investment Risks Update
Matt Ritchie talks to Kier Boley of GAM about the latest risks in investment and what charities should be doing to avoid them.

Opinion: Donor-centric thinking is key to driving legacy income

There has never been a better time for charities to raise funds from legacy giving. The transfer of assets between generations has never been greater and is expected to increase sharply over the coming years. But the key to driving income from legacies is a long-term approach.

Deadline approaching for the Charity Times Awards

Organisations wishing to enter the 2018 Charity Times Awards have one week to get entries in before the deadline of 07 June.

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Social media can boost brand awareness, act as a tool for fundraising and increase donations, but one size doesn’t fit all.

A question of data

The incoming General Data Protection Regulation will change how data can be used, but few are prepared

Turning things around

Dr Beverley Jacobson has driven an impressive recovery at learning disability charity Kisharon

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Under the microscope

Charities are under increasing scrutiny, as the body overseeing fundraising marks a year in operation. Charity Times looks at how the various bodies are interacting with the sector

The importance of staying in touch

Future First CEO Matt Lent is new into post, but already has some big plans for the charity. He tells David Adams why alumni are so important to the education of others, and why partnerships will form a big part of the organisation’s future strategy.

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

A review of the research into the positive benefits of volunteering on those who take part

Staying safe from the new cyber menace

The ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware attack this May brought cybercrime into the limelight, affecting thousands of organisations. As a result of the attack, the Charity Commission said the third sector had to do more to protect itself. What more can charities do?

Focus: Alternatives and property

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Getting real

Alternatives are becoming more mainstream as investors increasingly seek the stable, long-term returns of real assets like infrastructure and commercial property

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