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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 […]

Five tips to ensure you don't fall foul of the Lobbying Act

August 22, 2014

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It is not just the PR industry which has been asking difficult questions about the impact of regulations for non-party campaigners during the 2015 General Election. And unless any last ditch attempts to delay the introduction of the Lobbying Act are successful, there is less than a month to go until the law comes into force. So, here are five tips to ensure […]

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 […]

Five tips on preparing your charity for the 2015 General Election

January 20, 2014

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The 2015 General Election will be a key opportunity for charities to further their aims and objectives and gain more supporters. However, research shows that many organisations have yet to start planning for the election. With less than 18 months to go until the election on 7th May 2015, the research found that almost half of […]

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 […]

The Russian roulette of social media?

June 15, 2011

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There’s a certain irony to the well-trodden phrase ‘finding the silver bullet in social media’. Everyone is searching for that magical formula which will tell you that if you do X in social media you will achieve Y. It doesn’t exist. And I doubt it ever will. In fact, finding the silver bullet in social […]