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Does your charity need help to obtain grant funding? - March 28, 2018
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Are you a charity or a third sector community or voluntary organisation that needs funding for your projects? Are you struggling to identify funders and businesses that will support your work? Do you have limited resources?  Moore Thompson’s Grant and Funding Unit has many years’ experience working with organisations such as yours. Led by our … Continue reading Does your charity need help to obtain grant funding?


Moore Thompson helps charities get to grips with GDPR - March 20, 2018
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With the implementation of the general Data Protection Regulation just around the corner, Moore Thompson is helping charities with the launch of a new guide. The guide covers you will need to do to prepare for the GDPR when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. The new regulation will require charities to reassess … Continue reading Moore Thompson helps charities get to grips with GDPR


Time for charities to introduce “touch and go” technology - March 20, 2018
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Charities are being urged to pick up “touch and go” technology as contactless payments make up more than half of the world’s transactions. According to trade body UK Payments, contactless cards are “having a clear impact” on the use of cash in the UK, as 34 per cent of Brits think the UK will be … Continue reading Time for charities to introduce “touch and go” technology


Trustees should make safeguarding “a governance priority” - March 20, 2018
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The Charity Commission for England and Wales has outlined new plans to help safeguard the people who work for and with the not-for-profit sector. In its new report, Strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues, the Commission says trustees should “take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or … Continue reading Trustees should make safeguarding “a governance priority”


New charity annual return to probe executive pay - March 20, 2018
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The new annual return will make for an “easier user experience for charities”, the Charity Commission has outlined in a blog this month – but warns over a number of new questions relating to executive pay. Charities with annual incomes of more than £10,000 and financial years ending 1 January 2018 are required to complete … Continue reading New charity annual return to probe executive pay


Charities told to reach out to lapsed supporters ahead of new GDPR rules - January 29, 2018
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Charity fundraising through direct mail has declined by almost a third as the sector invests more in digital recruitment, a report has revealed. Qbase, which published the research, also found that retention rates through direct mail were lower than other channels at 42 per cent. And for the first time, lapsing supporters are outweighing new … Continue reading Charities told to reach out to lapsed supporters ahead of new GDPR rules


Charity Commission issues advice on safeguarding - January 29, 2018
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The Charity Commission for England and Wales has outlined new plans to help safeguard the people who work for and with the not-for-profit sector. In its new report, Strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues, the Commission says trustees should “take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or … Continue reading Charity Commission issues advice on safeguarding


Is your charity cyber-security savvy? - January 29, 2018
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In recent months, cyber-crime has received widespread media attention and charities are sadly not immune from online fraudsters. The latest figures estimate that around 70 per cent of all fraud is now committed online, leading to it being described as ‘the crime of our times’. Cyber-crimes can be complex, often involving data breaches or identity … Continue reading Is your charity cyber-security savvy?


Charity Commission urges greater trustee diversity - December 15, 2017
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Charities are being urged to do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and individuals from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. The call follows research commissioned by the Office for Civil Society and the Charity Commission, which found that men outnumber women trustees on boards by two … Continue reading Charity Commission urges greater trustee diversity


Is your charity’s corporate structure working for you? - December 15, 2017
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Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) are a charitable structure which effectively makes provision for charities and not-for-profit organisations to incorporate their charitable activities, but also enjoy reduced reporting obligations and other significant administrative and legal benefits compared to limited companies. This structure was introduced by the Charities Act 2006 but charities were only able to apply … Continue reading Is your charity’s corporate structure working for you?


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