Browsing All posts tagged under »charities«

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 […]

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 […]

The end of the homogenous charity sector?

September 5, 2016


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


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.

Campaigners must be vigilant to freedom of speech threats

April 10, 2016


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.