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Regulator warns public of charity scams

Recent reports to Action Fraud have highlighted two scams where social media or email platforms are being used to encourage people to donate to fake appeals

£4m in new grants from partnership between Wolfson Foundation and DCMS

The grants, jointly funded through a partnership between DCMS and the foundation, will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries

Charity Commission seeks new chief executive

The current chief executive's term comes to an end later this year

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Charity Commission finds evidence of mismanagement at aid charity

The regulator opened the inquiry in July 2015 after the charity was unable to provide records of expenditure for over £129,000 spent overseas

Oxfam shop sales hit five-year high in Christmas trading

Trading figures show that sales from the charity's high street shops rose by 10 per cent across November and December compared to the previous year

Sight loss charities announce merger

After forming an alliance in 2014, the two organisations will conduct all operations as the Royal Society for Blind Children

National Citizen Service costing too much, missing participation targets - NAO

However, there have been early successes and young people have been positive about the NCS experience, the National Audit Office said

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Newlife Foundation merges with trading company

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and its supporting business, Newlife Trading Ltd, have merged to become ‘Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children’

Charities look forward to working with govt on mental health initiatives

May announced a range of measures to address how the UK treats people with mental illnesses in a speech at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting yesterday

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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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