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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 […]

No room for complacency in Bell Pottinger case

September 5, 2017


In the aftermath of the Bell Pottinger case all organisations should ask who else is on their PR agency's client roster, the transparency applied to public affairs lobbying should be rolled out to all public relations activity and there should be a deeper inquiry into the ethics of the industry.

Corporate Election Watch: British Gas

May 9, 2017


Have British Gas / Centrica fallen foul of the Lobbying Act in their attack on plans for a price freeze?

The perils of PRs jumping “all in” on the Election

April 24, 2017


Agency bosses calling on their clients to jump “all in” on the General Election in PR Week seemed, on the surface, like sound advice. But it misses a vital point: legally they may find themselves on dodgy ground if they do. Much of the debate on the regulations of ‘third party campaigners’ during General Elections has […]

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 […]

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 […]