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Friday 22 May 2015


New NPC project to help charities harness technology

Digital Transformation seeks to bring charities together with some of the biggest names in technology

Big Issue invests £500k in Cornerstone

The investment will be used to help Cornerstone provide care and support services for adults, young people and children across Scotland who live with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other support needs

Big Society Capital triples funds available to charities in 2014

The amount of money signed and available through Big Society Capital since the institution launched reached £359m at the end of 2014, up from £104m the previous year

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Regulators look into allegations that calls for fundraising overwhelmed Olive Cooke

The Fundraising Standards Board is investigating allegations arising via the media that Olive Cooke was caused severe distress by the volume of fundraising requests she received. The Institute of Fundraising is reviewing the code governing fundraising practices

Practical Action CEO stepping down after 10 years in the role

Announcing the change, the international development charity said it has doubled its income during the past decade, and expanded its work on technology and development into new countries in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America

Better Society Awards winners announced

The winners of the inaugural Better Society Awards were announced at a ceremony in London last night, with UBS, Greggs, CCLA Investment Management, and JustGiving among those to achieve recognition

Fund backed by social investment tax relief launches in Scotland

SIS Community Capital has been developed by Social Investment Scotland. The fund will be used to support between five and 10 social enterprises

Charity under investigation after trustee convicted for money laundering

The Charity Commission said in addition to the fraud conviction, a review of Urban Relief’s finances revealed reported income and expenditure did not match the amount of funds that flowed through the charity’s bank account

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