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NCVO has published the recommendations of a working group on how to enable donors to give consent. The group was tasked with developing good practice recommendations on how charities should communicate with their donors for fundraising purposes, including how they manage and use donors’ personal data.
This year’s opportunity for staff from government and voluntary organisations to step into each other’s shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates is open for applications.
The charity communications body CharityComms has a new article ‘The podcast comeback: three charities tapping into the trend‘.
The three organisations featured appear to be relatively large, and it would be interesting to hear about those with more limited resources making a good shout of it. A quick read and a longer listen may give some useful tips, though.
The Scottish Government has set up a review of business rates in Scotland, to see how it could be improved to encourage long term investment and growth.
As SCVO says in its article, rate relief is very important for the third sector and this review will cover all non-domestic rates in Scotland, which includes charity rate relief. SCVO is encouraging voluntary organisations to respond, particularly those that benefit from the relief – read the SCVO piece for more background.
NCVO’s web pages have a short piece on lessons from the new researcher sessions at the recent annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research conference, run by NCVO and VSSN.
The sub-headings give a slight flavour: