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UK Charity Suspends Work With Fundraising Agency After Undercover Reporters Were Misled About How Donations Were Spent

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The housing charity Shelter has suspended its use of the fundraising agency Tag Campaigns after one of its fundraisers was reportedly found breaking charity law and regulations.

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Fundraising and Giving increases in Canada

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79% of Canadians made a gift in the past twelve months which is up 11% from 2011. A significant increase that suggests we have come full circle and more Canadians are being generous in their giving to charitable organizations and less cautious of the uncertain economic
climate.

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(US) Obama Campaign to Start Accepting Text Message Donations

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In a U.S. election dominated by multimillion-dollar donations, Democratic President Barack Obama’s campaign is about to give small donors a new weapon by starting to accept text message
donations for the first time in history.

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Donors Say They Would Give More If They Saw More Results

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Donors are tuning out to that kind of plea as they become more financially stable and want to support organizations that achieve strong results, according to a new study of more than 15,000 donors to a wide range of charitable causes.

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41% of US Nonprofits Make Ridiculous Fundraising Expense Claims According to Experts in a New Report

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Thousands of Not for Profit organisations in the United States misreport how they solicit billions of dollars in donations, making it impossible for Americans to know how their gifts are used, according to a Scripps Howard News Service analysis.

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