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Charities must have the freedom to campaign

January 17, 2018


Charities have a vital role to play in campaigning for positive social change as they are well placed to spot the unintended consequences of legislation and can highlight gaps that risk leaving sections of our society behind. Even the Charity Commission for England and Wales acknowledges that while charities must be independent from party politics […]

Integration and reputation: sector wide fundraising goals for 2018

December 18, 2017


2017 should be seen as a turning point in the role of fundraisers in charities and not for profits. It is the year that the negative headlines of the past can be put behind the sector and a new relationship with donors can be moved forward. At the heart creating this turning point is the […]

How comms can help transform charity transparency

October 20, 2017


The TFN Live panel debate at the Institute of Fundraising Conference in Glasgow highlighted the divide between fundraisers and the rest of charity sector. But it’s a gulf that can be bridged by better communications. Fundraising has been through tough times; negative headlines, changes in legislation and changes in sources of revenue have led many […]

The reputation challenge at the heart of fundraising

July 5, 2017


Almost a quarter of the public (23%) feel “emotionally blackmailed” by charities, according to new research from the Commission on the Donor Experience. No wonder then that as well as seeking to define good practice, the Commission has also put building the reputation of charities at the centre of its recommendations. The Commission was launched in […]

Why the 2017 election will be just like 2015

April 19, 2017


Among the thousands of General Election 2017 posts bashed out by the bloggerati over the next few days, most will point to a dramatic shift in the political climate since 2015. But for campaigners, there is one thing that remains the same: the law. The Lobbying Act remains in place. Attempts to reform it have been […]

Five lessons from a social enterprise year

February 22, 2017


Five lessons from a year running the social enterprise Campaign Collective

Keeping ideas open will help trump extremism

November 16, 2016


Nationalism is on the rise. Brexit, Trump and Le Pen are just the most high profile examples. But around the world, prejudice is trumping reality. The rise in inequality around the world is creating strange political bedfellows and changing the way people vote which isn’t captured by the pollsters. More worryingly, Trump’s victory signals a […]