High Court calls for protection for environmental legal action

The High Court has today told the government that its new rules for environmental cases must be changed to protect those taking legal action.

Fundraising Regulator launches registration

The Fundraising Regulator has formally opened up registration to commercial fundraising businesses, commercial participators and community interest companies (CICs), in a drive to help raise standards across the fundraising community.

Facebook faces backlash over ban

Flying Scholarships for Disabled People have experienced one of the more confusing aspects of the internet giant Facebook’s policies when it refused the charity to advertise on the platform.

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Sustainable social enterprise funding

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) has unveiled its Match Trading tool, a means of grant-funding that matches pound-for-pound any increase in trading income from social enterprises.

Senior fundraising volunteers

The Institute of Fundraising has released a report on senior volunteers in fundraising, attempting to understand both the impact they have and why their role has been underestimated.

JustGiving closes fraudulent pages

JustGiving has announced that it has had to shut down nearly 100 pages over the last 18 months because it believed them to be fraudulent.

Law Commission reforms ‘could save millions’

The new Law Commission report asserts that problems in charity law are preventing or delaying legitimate charitable activities, discouraging people from volunteering, and forcing charities to obtain professional advice that should not be necessary.

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

Audit concerns with accounts of almost 100 large charities, regulator says

Charity Commission analysis has found that last year 97 charities with combined income of around £195m filed accounts that included a formally modified audit opinion

Local Charities Day

Tracy Crouch MP, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced that Local Charities Day 2017 will held on the 15 December.

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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

Volunteering for a healthy mind and body

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

Turning things around

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

Focus: Alternatives and property

Real assets can provide a sustainable and growing income

How to procure the IT you need

How confusing is it for the third sector to choose the right strategy when buying and deploying technology? Charity Times considers the options available to organisations

A question of data

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

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?

Interview: A place of safety

How Refuge is continuing to support more women despite deep funding cuts

Getting real

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

Making the pieces fit

Charity mergers can be a recipe for success, but joining forces can be complicated

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