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First phase of Charitable Company Conversion scheme launched

Charitable companies can now convert into a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) with relative ease following legislative changes in November last year. The Charitable Company Conversion scheme will enable a “simple and direct” conversion process for charities with a company structure … Continue reading

Charity fundraising through direct mail down

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 … Continue reading

Report reveals ‘growing divide’ between larger and smaller charities

A number of charity records were broken last year, including the total number of organisations registered with the Charity Commission and the total amount raised. The Charity Commission published the annual figures at the beginning of January. They show that … Continue reading

New annual charity return introduced to ‘simplify user experience’

The new annual return will make for an “easier user experience for charities”, but contains a number of new questions regarding executive pay, the Charity Commission has said. Charities with annual incomes of more than £10,000 and a financial year … Continue reading

Charity Commission to advise on radicalisation, misuse of data, and safeguarding

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 … Continue reading