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Three BBC Radio 4 programmes on charities and fundraising today

Three BBC Radio 4 programmes on charities and fundraising today

Charity fundraising is the subject of three BBC 4 programmes today alone.

You and Yours

You and Yours at 12.15 today featured the closure last year of face-to-face fundraising firm Fundraising Initiatives. It also covered the case of a charitable legacy to Cancer Research UK in which the daughter of the donor alleged that the charity had not acted sensitively in the process.

Money Box Live

This afternoon at just after 3pm Money Box Live will ask whether charities have become too commercial. Ruth Alexander and guests will discuss the issues in the wake of The Sun’s criticism of Age UK and E.On’s corporate fundraising partnership.

The programme is inviting contributions from donors, charity workers and others.

The Moral Maze

This evening at 8pm Michael Burke looks at charities in the Moral Maze. It will cover questions such as:

In short:

“If we want our charities to make a difference is it time to accept that they need to apply all the modern commercial tools you’d expect from such a large industry. Or, in their rush for influence and impact, have charities lost [sight] of the personal relationships, responsibilities and trust that lie at the heart of altruism?”




Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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