The British Fashion Council has set up a charitable trust in recognition of the late Princess of Wales' commitment to the British fashion industry. The British Fashion Council Princess of Wales Charitable Trust will provide an annual scholarship award to a British fashion school design graduate in financial need to help them study for an MA course.
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The new edition of Who's Who on CD-ROM is now available. An essential tool for fundraising researchers, the disk contains biographies of over 110,000 people "from all walks of life who have contributed to the political, economic, scientific, social and artistic life of Britain and the world."
What's the point of charity? Helping the destitute or puffing up the ego of the donor? The answer may explain how the mix of US charitable donations has changed over the years. Dan Seligman asks Is philanthropy irrational? in Forbes magazine (1 June 1998).
UK Fundraising's founder Howard Lake is described by The Guardian as "one of the sector's high-tech pioneers." The quote appears in an article by David Ball on Internet fundraising in the special Fundraising supplement published by the Guardian on 29 June.
In a recent interview with UK Fundraising, fundraising consultant Gerry Beldon confirmed that the Internet was proving very useful to him in his work. Beldon, recently elected to the ICFM North East executive committee, said "I am picking up a not inconsiderable amount of work via newsgroups and the Web."
Should fundraisers be paid on a commission basis? Graham Collings, a committee member of the ICFM Consultants' Group, addresses this issue in this month's ICFM Update. He concludes that there are too many problems that can arise, hence the disapproval of the practice by the Charity Commission and the ICFM.
His arguments against paying fundraisers on commission are:
To coincide with the ICFM Annual Convention, The Guardian will be carrying an article by David Ball on fundraising on the Internet.
With the latest stories on who has raised funds successfully and gained valuable experience, the article also carries an interview with Howard Lake, publisher of UK Fundraising. Buy The Guardian on Monday 29th June to read the article.