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Haslers Chartered Accountants

October 2017


Welcome to Haslers Focus On Charities bulletin, looking at news and information relevant to the sector.

If you have any feedback on this issue of Focus On Charities, or would like to know more about our services or how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8418 3333 or email Business Services Group partner Laura Ambrose, who heads our Not for Profit department, at laura.ambrose@haslers.com.


Introducing Laura Ambrose

Haslers’ leading charities expert, Laura, works with a variety of clients, advising owner-managed businesses and organisations in the not-for-profit and other sectors.

She regularly provides business planning advice and works with her clients on compliance aspects, as well as focusing on strategic planning and management information systems.

Laura manages a designated team of professionals who have a broad range of knowledge and expertise in many areas, including the not-for-profit sector.

The impact of technology on charity fundraising

Modern technology has had a significant impact on charity fundraising in recent years. The advent of new payment technology continues to change the face of fundraising, while innovations such as smartphones and social media have created new opportunities for charities to advertise their causes and extend their reach, simultaneously providing supporters with a multitude of new ways to fundraise or donating money.



Fall in total amount of tax relief claimed by charities

The total amount of tax relief claimed by not-for-profit organisations has fallen by £50 million, a new report has revealed.

Text message donations to charities down by £7 million

Text message donations to charities fell by £7 million last year, according to new figures published by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA).



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