Insolvency Service accused of putting Batmanghelidjh through 'modern day witch trial'

The Insolvency Service has been accused of treating Camila Batmanghelidjh’s involvement in the collapse of the Kids Company like a ‘modern-day witch trial’.

Commission launches investigation into disability charity with inaccessible funds

The Charity Commission has launched an investigation into the Darren Wright Foundation, a Bristol-based disability charity, after complaints were made that the charity’s funds were inaccessible.

London funder grants £2.5m to 34 charities tackling inequality

The City of London Corporation’s funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded grants worth some £2.5 million to 34 charities tackling inequality and disadvantage across the capital.

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Fundraising Regulator 'pauses' complaints report until 2020

The Fundraising Regulator has announced it will not publish its annual complaints report until 2020 as part of a revised approach, which will see the regulator adopt a ‘more qualitative method’ over the coming years.

How to prep your charity for social investment in 2018

Many charities are increasingly looking to social investment, but not all are ready

Funding top risk for charities; Brexit surprisingly low, survey reveals

Funding is the key risk facing charities in the year ahead, while the impact of Brexit is surprisingly low risk, a new survey has revealed.

Charities lose £1.5bn in donations due to poor mobile websites, research reveals

Charities missed out on a staggering £1.5 billion in donations last year due to high bounce rates on mobile devices, new analysis has revealed.

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.

Govt accused of gagging charities through ‘contradictive’ Tampon Tax Fund rules

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been criticised for its inclusion of a clause in the Tampon Tax Fund guidance that restricts charities from using the grant to campaign.

Transparency among charities could increase donations by 50%

Charities could increase donations by almost 50 per cent if the were more transparent about how money is spent, according to blockchain start-up Giftcoin.

A survey of over 2,000 consumers conducted by the firm found that by opening up, charities could increase donations and develop a closer relationship with their donors.

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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

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.

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