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From TheJournal.ie €5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people Charities Regulator

Irish charities have an annual income of €14.5 billion and employ 189,000 people

Some 300,000 volunteers donate 67.9 million hours per year.

From TheJournal.ie High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents Barbara Flynn

High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents

Barbara Flynn had called a report by the Charities Regulator as “fundamentally flawed”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us' Global Citizen Award

'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Irish nonprofits: Most are located in Dublin, and the sector takes in €12bn a year Charity Report

Irish nonprofits: Most are located in Dublin, and the sector takes in €12bn a year

A report published today has looked at the scale and value of the Irish not-for-profit sector.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules Rules And Regulations

There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules

It describes the limited circumstances when a political cause can be promoted by a charity.

From TheJournal.ie House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities Charities Regulator

House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities

The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you're transparent you'll survive, if you're not you won't': The Charities Regulator wants to hear from the public Public Opinion

'If you're transparent you'll survive, if you're not you won't': The Charities Regulator wants to hear from the public

The Charities Regulator is seeking the general public’s opinion on how Irish charities should be governed going forward.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does it bother you when you're approached by charity fundraisers on the street? Charities This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it bother you when you're approached by charity fundraisers on the street?

New charity guidelines say that fundraising activities “will not be unreasonably persistent or intrusive”.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone' Chuggers

'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'

New guidelines have been put in place for charity fundraising.

From TheJournal.ie Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents Ataxia Ireland

Charity boss launches legal battle into regulator's findings around €84,000 payments to her parents

Barbara Flynn called the report “fundamentally flawed” after it found that €84,009 was paid to two former trustees – her parents.

From TheJournal.ie Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules Red Handed

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules

Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business' Take Action

'No one should suffer alone, suicide is a community issue and everyone's business'

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day today. Here’s what events are happening to mark it.

From TheJournal.ie Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords' Rent Pressure Zones

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

From TheJournal.ie GoFundMe appeals are more popular than ever. How are established charities competing? Raise And Give

GoFundMe appeals are more popular than ever. How are established charities competing?

Charities big and small have gone online, and personal stories point the way towards attracting donors in their droves.

From TheJournal.ie Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations Good News

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them' Accountability

Opinion: 'Charities need to be above reproach. After all it's our money that funds them'

Charities will have a powerful role to play in the future but they need proper regulation, writes Cormac O’Ceallaigh.

From TheJournal.ie Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else' ANIMAL RESCUE

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

From TheJournal.ie Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged Opinion

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups Charities

Parents of special needs kids at St John of God school 'furious' over salary top-ups

The parents said they feel betrayed that these payments were made while the school suffered cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

From TheJournal.ie Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services Opinion

Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services

David Healion argues that the non-profit sector will need to work hard to rebuild the trust of the public.

From TheJournal.ie A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything Held Accountable

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything

Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Foreign Aid

Irish charity GOAL under US investigation for alleged mismanagement in Syria Exclusive

The USAID agency has put some of its funding for GOAL on hold, pending the probe.

From TheJournal.ie Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery The Trust

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery

The Care Trust, affected by its parent charities’ scandals, is back in the black – but all is not as it seems.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should charities cap the salaries of their CEOs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should charities cap the salaries of their CEOs?

An analysis of survey figures has shown a number of executives are paid wages in excess of €100,000.

From TheJournal.ie REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000 For A Good Cause

REVEALED: The charities with CEOs still earning more than €100,000

Analysis of TheJournal.ie’s survey of 40 charitable organisations.

From TheJournal.ie Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up? Crunching The Numbers

Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?

How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?

From The42 Michael Jordan donates 'millions' to 23 children's charities ALTRUISM

Michael Jordan donates 'millions' to 23 children's charities

“I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there.”

From TheJournal.ie Take care - scam artists are going door to door pretending to collect for Pieta House Heartless

Take care - scam artists are going door to door pretending to collect for Pieta House

A spokesperson for the charity has urged people to be vigilant.

From TheJournal.ie Nonprofits are showing their books to reassure donors Fundraising

Nonprofits are showing their books to reassure donors

A new report found that the sector employs over 100,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Jobs at risk as Rehab cuts back on fundraising and lotteries activities Redundancies

Jobs at risk as Rehab cuts back on fundraising and lotteries activities

As many as 40 jobs could be affected.

From TheJournal.ie The man behind Movember on why not-for-profit is a 'bullsh*t term' Mo Money

The man behind Movember on why not-for-profit is a 'bullsh*t term'

And how a four-man operation used fun – rather than fear tactics – to become a global fundraising juggernaut.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary) Top Job

Meet Rehab's new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

From TheJournal.ie What kills us, where we donate, and what the government funds Who Gets What

What kills us, where we donate, and what the government funds

You might find the results surprising…

From TheJournal.ie 'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes' Make A Wish

'Drop in donations means we can't grant as many kids' wishes'

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

From TheJournal.ie Good Will Hunting is on in 22 cinemas tonight with cash going to suicide charities Robin Williams

Good Will Hunting is on in 22 cinemas tonight with cash going to suicide charities

Almost €20,000 has been raised for Pieta House so far.

From TheJournal.ie 'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform Public Confidence

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform

The body was set up in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the CRC and Rehab.

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet Funding

Childline is at "breaking point" as donations continue to plummet

Some volunteers say they have been abused when fundraising by members of the public.

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