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The end of the homogenous charity sector?

September 5, 2016

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The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities is a golden opportunity to help build a more constructive relationship between government and charities and move on from the recent turbulent times for the sector. Yet in just 33 words, I’ve managed to re-enforce one of the key issues facing charities: the idea of a homogeneous […]

The future for the PRCA Charity & Not-For-Profit Group

July 29, 2016

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The last few years will go down as some as the most tumultuous ever experienced in charity communications, but the world is stabilising and it's time to move on.

Five things to learn from the e-campaigning forum

April 19, 2016

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The annual ECF Global Event in Oxford is a chance to inspire and be inspired by some of Europe's best progressive campaigners. Here are five lessons.

Campaigners must be vigilant to freedom of speech threats

April 10, 2016

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Campaigners gave a “cautious welcome” to the Hodgson Review of the Lobbying Act. But there are still significant threats to charity and campaigners' freedom of speech.

Another threat to charities’ freedom of speech

January 11, 2015

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Want to sneak out a threat to freedom of speech in the UK? Worried about the backlash from charities and campaigners? Not to fear, Friday December 19th (or “fall-over Friday”) was a perfect time to bury some bad news. Or at least, this is presumably what was being discussed at the Charity Commission when deciding how to deal with […]

Top blog posts of 2014

December 31, 2014

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It’s time for the fourth installment of my top 10 most read blog posts of the year… (Here are the reviews of 2013, 2012 and 2011). So, in reverse order here are 2014’s top hits… 10) A sponsored programme to promote more alcohol consumption? Worst PR idea ever. 9) Where UKIP are concerned, the line between […]

Will Labour’s Lobbying Act consultation make a difference?

August 13, 2014

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The General Election may be eight months away, but there are just weeks to go until regulations for non-party campaigners during the 2015 General Election come into force. The fear is that ‘part two’ of the Lobbying Act (or Gagging Law) will restrain charities and grassroots organisations’ ability to campaign in the run up to […]

There’s no such thing as an apolitical campaign

March 28, 2013

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Over on the Claremont blog, I argue that there can be no such thing as an apolitical charity communications campaign. While the stated objectives of a charity communications may be seemingly non-political (such as fundraising, reputation-building, public awareness raising or driving action) for each of these four communications objectives, taking an apolitical approach is nigh […]