Instagram launches new donation tool as online giving trend continues to rise

Online giving is set to receive a further boost, following the news that Instagram is planning to launch a new tool that will allow people to make donations through its featured stories. Parent company Facebook, has said that the online

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Charity Commission launches fraud resilience survey

The Charity Commission has launched a survey, aimed at helping to better understand both charities’ resilience to fraud and their levels of cyber security The commission highlights the fact that fraud is a growing problem for the third sector, costing

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UK welcomes first digital code of practice for charities

The UK’s first digital code of practice for charities has been launched to help charities improve their digital skills. The Charity Digital Code of Practice was created in collaboration by a sector-wide group led by independent digital expert, Zoe Amar.

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#UKCharityWeek 2018 helps to support not-for-profit organisations

At the beginning of December, a number of charity fundraising and awareness events took place to celebrate #UKCharityWeek 2018, an event designed to encourage donors to support third sector organisations. The week, which was supported by charity partners Cure Leukaemia,

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Charities invited to ‘have their say’ on the new Charities SORP

The Charity Commission has launched its first consultation to seek views on how best to reform the process for developing the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). The regulator said it welcomes recommendations for any necessary changes to ensure SORP “remains

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Keep your charity safe from fraud this Christmas

This Christmas, charities are being urged to protect themselves against a new kind of ‘CEO fraud’ which The Charity Commission claims is being carried out using festive gift cards. Recent reports to the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, Action Fraud,

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Government commits to continued aid funding in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The Government has confirmed it will commit to funding the post-March 2019 outputs of any programme funded from the ECHO’s core budget should the UK leave the European Union in a “no-deal” scenario. The measure, published as part of its

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Committee consults on extension of R&P charity accounts

A working group within the Charities SORP Committee has recommended that reporting standards for small charities should be simplified. The SORP Committee guides the development of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, which provides guidance on financial accounting and reporting

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Charities failing to present public benefit in annual accounts, says regulator

The Charity Commission has urged charities to “better communicate” to the public through their annual reports and accounts. The report comes after the regulator published the results of its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustee’s annual accounts. While the findings

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Consultation on changes to charities’ SORP

The Government has launched a consultation in regards to 21 changes to the Statement of Recommended Practice, applicable to charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (SORP). The

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