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How comms can help transform charity transparency

October 20, 2017

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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

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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 […]

Buying Social Isn’t Just For Consumers

October 14, 2016

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This Saturday sees the nation encouraged to “Buy Social” on Social Enterprise UK’s Social Saturday. Social enterprises aren’t just for consumers. In the PR industry, the PR and Communications Association (PRCA) has led a laudable drive to encourage more public relations agencies to Buy Social. But far more needs to be done. In designing marketing […]

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.

£117,800 to be the PM’s mouthpiece

January 18, 2016

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The PM needs a new (deputy) spokesperson. And the salary is almost five times the UK's average salary

The Lobbying Act: Everything is not OK

June 1, 2015

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With the General Election over, the public debate about the Lobbying Act has subsided and the restrictions it placed on campaigners have been temporarily lifted. But the Act sent charities reeling during the campaign, the pernicious impact of its stifling threat to freedom of speech is still being felt and confusion caused by poor Electoral Commission […]