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Text-message donations fell by £7m last year

Text-message donations fell by £7m last year

Figures from the regulator the Phone-paid Services Authority show charity text giving fell in the year to the end of March to £115m

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Charities could raise more by offering contactless donations, research indicates

Charities could raise more by offering contactless donations, research indicates

Data from the Nationwide Building Society show that smartphone and contactless technology is playing an ever greater role in people's daily lives

Ex-manager admits £350k fraud against the British Red Cross

Ex-manager admits £350k fraud against the British Red Cross

Mary Booth, 56, of Croydon in south London, pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to embezzling nearly £360,000 and will be sentenced in August

Government offers low-cost fundraising training

Government offers low-cost fundraising training

The £200,000 scheme will offer 5,000 training opportunities in the first year

Charity Commission in contact with 41 charities during election period

Charity Commission in contact with 41 charities during election period

The regulator has published an overview of issues arising from the 2017 general election

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Campaigning: dying, or just evolving?

Campaigning: dying, or just evolving?

Some believe that charities have lost their campaigning zeal in the shadow of the lobbying act, but that isn't the universal view of the sector. John Plummer reports

Cyberattacks on the rise: how charities can protect themselves

Cyberattacks on the rise: how charities can protect themselves

Charities must be more proactive in combating and preventing cyberattack risks, argues David Kearney, relationship director specialising in the charity sector at Lloyds Bank

Should you be afraid of the GDPR?

Should you be afraid of the GDPR?

It's coming into force in May next year, and you have to understand what it entails for your charity. Rebecca Cooney reports on the General Data Protection Regulation

Don Bawtree: Financial Reporting Council plans to review corporate governance

Don Bawtree: Financial Reporting Council plans to review corporate governance

The review is likely to build on themes that already resonate in the sector, writes the columnist

Analysis: Debate goes on about fines by the Information Commissioner

Analysis: Debate goes on about fines by the Information Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham has defended penalising the RSPCA and the British Heart Foundation for breaking data protection rules, but would the charities have had a strong chance of winning an appeal?

How a growing charity secured its data by changing behaviours

How a growing charity secured its data by changing behaviours

The Health Foundation decided HR would take the lead on training in cybersecurity