The Commercial Charity

Charity retail is very different from its commercial counterpart in many ways, but there are also big similarities, particularly when it comes to future opportunities and the potential direction of travel.

The Commercial Charity

Contrary to popular perception, charities and non-profits now generate over half their total income by selling goods and professional services. Charities of all shapes and sizes are increasingly targeting commercial growth to help fulfil their aims, and commercial income within the sector has doubled since the year 2000. Big opportunities exist, and The Commercial Charity will help any professional in the sector to take advantage of them and increase the social and financial impact of their organization. Using a wealth of examples, The Commercial Charity demonstrates the wider societal benefits of taking a professional approach to commercial income and harnessing business to bring about change. It provides a process for creating a clear, integrated strategy, outlining a methodology for developing ideas and scaling innovations, while providing an ethical model for marketing and selling them. With interviews from leaders of many of the most successful charities including the National Autistic Society, NSPCC and British Asian Trust, this book will show readers how to evolve their organization into a professional, commercially-adept non-profit. Ultimately, readers will learn how to successfully use business principles and techniques not just to raise money, but to create long lasting and self-sustaining social impact.

Charity Administration Handbook

The charity could sign an agreement with the commercial participator if it was a principal in the arrangement , and the charity's trading company was merely acting as the charity's agent . However , it is most important that the charity ...

Charity Administration Handbook

Charity Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition provides all the information needed to set up and run a charity effectively. Written in a non-technical and accessible way, this book is an essential reference work for charity administrators and their professional advisers.This fifth edition has been extensively revised to take account of new legislation, such as the Charities Act 2011, the Finance Act 2013 and the Equalities Act 2010, as well as updated guidance from the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Key new topics include: setting strategy, exploiting the internet, charitable incorporated organisations and Gift Aid on donated goods.Completely restructured to follow the lifecycle of a charity from start up to dissolution, this title also uses helpful signposts and cross-references throughout to make it user-friendly and easy to navigate.The comprehensive coverage includes:. Setting up a charity. Governing a charity. Managing charity regulation. Managing charity finance. Generating income. Managing charities. Managing staff and volunteers. Winding up a charityPrevious ISBN: 9781845922399

The Draft Charities Bill

We have concerns that the issues of charity trading has become too narrowly focused on whether or not charities can ... This form of fundraising appears quite simple : a charity enters into a joint venture with a commercial company ...

The Draft Charities Bill

Draft Charities Bill : Vol. 3: Written Evidence

The Politics of Charity

Trading involves the sale of goods or services as part of a commercial activity.72 Once-off or occasional activities or events may also be regarded as a trade. Profit distribution As far as charity law is concerned ...

The Politics of Charity

The Politics of Charity examines the contemporary political role played by charity, as legally defined, in the developed democratic nations. It considers how this has come about, why it is now significant, what it is that is integral to the content and role of 'charity' that allows it to hold such a pivotal political position and why this would seem to be non-transferable to undemocratic nations. It also identifies and assesses the political relevance of different types of charitable activity.

Charity Law Handbook

(3) In these Regulations, any reference, in relation to an agreement made for the purposes of section 59 of the Charities Act 1992, to a charitable institution, commercial participator or professional fundraiser3, shall, ...

Charity Law Handbook

This is an indispensable collection of statutory and non-statutory materials relating to charity law in England and Wales. Revised to coincide with the implementation of the Charities Act 2011 – a major consolidation of the charity law - the Handbook is an essential reference source for charity lawyers, in-house lawyers, academics, charities and voluntary organisations and their trustees. Available as three paperback volumes, CD-ROM or both (the mixed media option). Statutes range from the Preamble to Charitable Uses Act 1601 to the Finance Act 2011. It also includes relevant provisions covering data protection, company law, gambling and lotteries, minimum wages, freedom of information, discrimination, tax and VAT, along with a wide range of statutory instruments and the latest SORP. New legislation since the second edition includes: Income Tax Act 2007 Corporation Tax Act 2009 Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 Academies Act 2010 Bribery Act 2010 Corporation Tax Act 2010 Equality Act 2010 Charities Act 2011 Finance Act 2011 This edition is also available on CD-ROM, making more than 2000 pages of legislation and guidance portable and easy to search.

Charity and Giving in Monotheistic Religions

They sow and plant justice and charity...5 Geniza society was a trading society par excellence6 and the discourse of charity permeated the commercial world too. Most of the people who left traces in the Geniza documents were engaged in ...

Charity and Giving in Monotheistic Religions

Review text: "A specialist collection, but fascinating in its sociological insights."John Turnbull in: New Directions 3/2010.

The Profits of Charity

The existence of dense ties between the two sectors emerges on occasions such as the banking crisis in Iceland, which revealed that very many U.K. charities had high levels of financial exposure due to investments in overseas commercial ...

The Profits of Charity

This up-to-date analysis of current changes in government and charity relationships across five countries provides a cross-cultural analysis and global view of charity law. The balanced assessment of charity law reviews, legislation, and jurisdictional differences gives readers a comprehensive understanding of the tensions at work and considers overarching issues arising from charity law and social policy and helps readers understand the larger framework of charity law.

The Charity Market and Humanitarianism in Britain 1870 1912

The reasons for the emergence of modern branding in the commercial world had many similar and equally compelling motivations in the charity sector. These included distinguishing from competitors in a burgeoning market, ...

The Charity Market and Humanitarianism in Britain  1870 1912

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Manchester University. This book examines the business of charity - including fundraising, marketing, branding, financial accountability and the nexus of benevolence, politics and capitalism - in Britain from the development of the British Red Cross in 1870 to 1912. Whilst most studies focus on the distribution of charity, Sarah Roddy, Julie-Marie Strange and Bertrand Taithe look at the roots of the modern third sector, exploring how charities appropriated features more readily associated with commercial enterprises in order to compete and obtain money, manage and account for that money and monetize compassion. Drawing on a wide range of archival research from Charity Organization Societies, Wood Street Mission, Salvation Army, League of Help and Jewish Soup Kitchen, among many others, The Charity Market and Humanitarianism in Britain, 1870-1912 sheds new light on the history of philanthropy in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

Charity Law and Social Inclusion

The aim of the new statutory requirements relating to 'professional fundraisers' and 'commercial participators'56 is to ensure transparency and accountability where fundraising is being undertaken for profit.57 The Act requires a ...

Charity Law and Social Inclusion

Profiling national and international social inclusion agendas, Charity Law and Social Inclusion examines the fit between the charity law framework and the needs of the socially marginalized in some leading common law nations: the US, England and Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It: examines the concepts of philanthropy, inclusion, alienation and justice considers the competing claims of philanthropy, legal rights and politics as appropriate methods of pursuing social justice explains how weaknesses in charity law obstructs philanthropic intervention makes recommendations for changes to the legal framework governing philanthropy. O’Halloran argues that our common charity law heritage must be updated and co-ordinated to be capable of addressing social inclusion in the twenty-first century. This book is of interest to academics and students working and sudying in the areas of social policy, sociology and law, as well as professionals in community and voluntary work.

Charities and Government

Both are , in effect , commercial enterprises selling the commodity of education in a competitive market place generally at full cost fees . Indeed the Charity Commission , after an inquiry into the sudden insolvency of Lucton ...

Charities and Government


Charity Marketing

Where you would see 'value' driven consolidation within the commercial sector in order to increase scale and efficiency, the charity sector tends to resist mergers due to (claimed) differing 'values', which tends to leave the sector ...

Charity Marketing

Charities operate within an increasingly challenging environment, with competition for public engagement, funding and volunteers intensifying. High-profile scandals have knocked public trust and the recent Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated how important it is for charities to provide support in times of need and fill the gap left by inadequate public sector provision. Across 12 chapters a diverse group of academics and deep-thinking practitioners present contrasting perspectives and the latest thinking on the challenges within the charity sector. The approach of the book contributes to the growing phenomenon of Theory + Practice in Marketing (TPM) presenting different perspectives and theoretical lenses to stimulate debate and future research. Charity Marketing provides a bridge between the practice of contemporary nonprofit organisations, charity marketing and recent academic insight into the charity sector. Using exemplar case studies of nonprofit and charity brands, this edited volume will be of direct interest to students, academics, marketing practitioners and researchers studying and working in charities, public and nonprofit management, and marketing.

Tax exempt Charitable Organizations

Supporting organizations are public charities that , in carrying out their exempt purposes , support one or more other ... Concerns exist in this area in a variety of contexts : • Commercial Operators Moving into the Charitable Sector .

Tax exempt Charitable Organizations


What Have Charities Ever Done for Us

Deals were done with commercial partners such as Craghoppers, which supplies staff uniforms carrying the company's branding. Mavor bristles at the suggestion that such things are at odds with being a charity. “Commercial is sometimes ...

What Have Charities Ever Done for Us

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold early in 2020, charities were among the first to respond to the resulting social and economic distress. But recent scandals and a more critical climate have overshadowed the vital role they play. What Have Charities Ever Done for Us? rebalances the debate, using case studies and interviews to illustrate how charities support people and communities, foster heritage and culture and pioneer responses to crucial social, ethical and environmental questions. It also sets the historical context, examines cases that have attracted criticisms, analyses the political response and considers how the governance, transparency and independence of charities could be improved. Charities at their best are the conscience of society and benefit most people at some point in their lives. This book brings to life the breadth and depth of their work and the contribution they make to social progress.

Charity Shops

Raison d'être: conflict between social function and commercial enterprise One major difficulty that many charities entering the retail arena face is that of 'What business are we in?' If we look back to the origins of the shops, ...

Charity Shops

In the late 1990s, there was a distinct rise in interest in the non-profit sector, and in retailing and consumption. Drawing together these two concerns this book provides a comprehensive and international account of the retail charity sector. Charity shops are now significant occupiers of the UK high street, and are becoming familiar sites of consumption in the USA, Australia, Canada and Ireland. This volume provides the first overview of the history and development of the charity shop, incorporating material from a variety of disciplines, including marketing, retailing, cultural studies and social geography. Presenting recent research from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America, this book fills gap in the literature of the field, and will be of great interest to all practitioners, researchers and students wishing to study the charity shop phenomenon.

Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations

(McGuire 2003: 65) A third school of authors appreciate the dissimilarities between the charitable and for-profit ... The language of commercial marketing is not attractive in the charity sector but many of the ideas and practices, ...

Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations

Rekindling the critical analysis of the adoption of generic commercial (for-profit) management approaches in the non-profit context, Strategic Positioning in Voluntary and Charitable Organizations reveals that charities are positioning themselves in their evolving external environment in distinctive ways that are not adequately explained by existing positioning theories. Based on original research that examines, for the first time, the usefulness of contemporary theoretical perspectives and interpretations of strategic positioning derived from the existing literature in explaining the positioning activities of charitable organizations within the wider voluntary and non-profit sector. Using a three-stage approach, which involves an exploratory survey and multiple case studies, this book provides: • evidence showing the extent of strategic positioning, the components of a positioning strategy and the process of developing a positioning strategy in charitable organizations that are involved in the provision of public services, • analysis of the key factors that influence the choice of a positioning strategy in the charitable context, and the depiction of these factors in an original integrating model, and • an exploration into the extent to which existing strategy/marketing literature on positioning is applicable in the charitable context. By challenging the adoption of current perspectives on strategic positioning derived from commercial strategy and marketing management literatures into the non-profit and non-market contexts, the author develops a theoretical framework that accounts for the uniqueness of positioning strategy in the non-profit sector. This uniqueness is attributed to the difference in positioning goals, the process of developing a positioning strategy, and the influencing factors on the choice of a positioning strategy in charities compared to commercial organizations. The implications of the findings provide useful lessons for managers of voluntary and charitable organizations in planning and developing their positioning activities, and for other stakeholders, such as policy makers, funders, donors and industry bodies.

Charities Non profits and Philanthropy Under the Income Tax Act

prise that makes a commitment to donate its profits to charitable causes , and such a commitment does not alter the commercial nature of the profit - generating activity . The proposed lottery operation , therefore , would not qualify ...

Charities  Non profits  and Philanthropy Under the Income Tax Act


The Bedford Schools and Charities of Sir William Harper

... School and Commercial School respectively , such payment to be made half yearly and in advance , and such last mentioned sum of one guinea shall be considered as part of the income of the said Charity , and be applied accordingly .

The Bedford Schools and Charities of Sir William Harper


Invest in Charity

Charitable Gift Annuities 73 you claim a charitable income tax deduction that is based on the beneficiary's age(s), ... If you require that the charity purchase a commercial annuity contract to insure that payments will be made, ...

Invest in Charity

A Complete Guide to Personal Philanthropy Are you one of the newly wealthy with an interest in "giving back". . . an heir to money you'd like to share with a favorite cause .. . or simply someone who would like to do good in your community?There are more opportunities than ever for people of everyfinancial station to make a difference through charitable giving.But how do you choose among the many options available, and how doyou know which type of gift is best for you? Invest in Charity: A Donor's Guide to Charitable Giving will teachyou everything you need to know to devise and follow an effectivecharitable giving plan. It explains how to find the right charity;understand the tax, estate, and financial considerations; andselect a gift-whether it's a one-time cash gift or a lifelongannuity. Covering everything from researching the legitimacy of anonprofit organization to navigating the tax and estate laws thatapply to you, this guide will help you make your bequest withcomplete confidence that it's right for your charity and for you.

Charity Law

The field of application of charity law and its public benefit requirement has expanded over time, from trusts law ... were secured by an organisation's activities, then many commercial organisations could thereby qualify as charitable.

Charity Law

This book investigates and critically evaluates the concept of public benefit within charity law in the common law world. In the course of the study the book: provides a rich account of how the concept of public benefit has developed over time in charity law jurisprudence; deepens understanding of the aspects of public benefit that remain poorly understood even today; and suggests ways in which public benefit jurisprudence might develop in an orderly and principled way so as to better address some of the core concerns of charity law and the public policy objectives that lie behind it. The book includes contributions from world leading charity law experts and jurists. Each chapter reflects on a key aspect of public benefit jurisprudence in charity law. The topics have been chosen carefully to ensure coverage of most if not all of the large unresolved questions relating to public benefit in the common law world. Each chapter is accompanied by a comment, written by an academic expert or leading practitioner. The comments complement the chapters by critically engaging with those chapters and by offering different and thought-provoking perspectives on the subject matter of the chapters. The book will be of interest to academics working in law, philosophy, economics, sociology and political science. It will also provide a valuable resource for legal practitioners and judges, government officials, especially charity regulators, and in the not-for-profit sector itself.

Modernising Charity Law

for charitable purposes only. No tax liability is incurred if the following conditions are satisfied: (a) the trading activities are not carried on regularly; (b) the trading activities are not in competition with other commercial ...

Modernising Charity Law

In recent years the pressure for charity law reform has swept across the common law jurisdictions with differing results. Modernising Charity Law examines how the UK jurisdictions have enacted significant statutory reforms after many years of debate, whilst the federations of Canada and Australia seem merely to have intentions of reform. New Zealand and Singapore have begun their own reform journeys. This highly insightful book brings together perspectives from academics,regulators and practitioners from across the common law jurisdictions. The expert contributors consider the array of reforms to charity law and assess their relative successes. Particular attention is given to the controversial issues of expanded heads of charity, public benefit, religion, competition with business, government participation and regulation. The book concludes by challenging the very notion of charity as a foundation for societies which, faced by an array of global threats and the rising tide of human rights, must now also embrace the expanding notions of social capital, social entrepreneurism and civil society This original and highly topical work will be a valuable resource for academics, regulators and legal practitioners as well as advanced and postgraduate students in law and public policy. Specialists in charity law, comparative law, and law and public policy should also not be without this important book.