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Meet the charities showing governance is good

July 12, 2019

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Campaigners and trustees are fighting back from recent scandals involving the governance of high profile charities.

Watchout for Pridewash season

June 24, 2019

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Like polluting brands that "greenwash" their reputation by embarking on meaningless environmental corporate social responsibility, so we are starting to see Pridewash. These brands have a dodgy track record on LGBT rights, but are now celebrating Pride.

We must do more to attract the next generation of campaigners

June 18, 2019

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The headlines from the recent PRCA Census may make for grim reading for charity PRs, but the truth behind the sector lies in the detail. On the surface, the fact that only non-departmental public bodies earn less than charity PRs, makes for depressing reading. While charities rightly have to safeguard the use of money donated […]

Volunteer impact celebrated in week long event

June 7, 2019

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This week is Volunteers’ Week in the UK, celebrating the 12m people who volunteer with charities every year. And the impact of volunteering can be huge. Nearly 95% of parents suffering with mental health issues saw an improvement thanks to the support of a home-visiting volunteer, research by academics at Cardiff University has shown. Family […]

UK honours grassroots campaigners

May 31, 2019

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Ten grassroots campaigners have been honoured at a UK-wide awards ceremony for the impact of their work. Each year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners working in social enterprises, charities and individuals. Winners of this year’s awards include Recovery Space which helps the tens of thousands of people in the […]

Let’s talk about money

May 3, 2019

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There's a taboo that we shouldn't talk about money. But this reluctance in Britain has led to charities missing out on GBP560m.

For charities’ sake we must have more good news

October 16, 2018

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New research has highlighted the lack of positive news sources available to the public and just a fifth of the population have heard positive news about charities