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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.

£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 […]

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 […]

More radio silence?

March 27, 2013

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Back in November 2011 I took a bit of a break from the blog due to running the WorldSkills London 2011 Media Centre. This time it’s due to this… To say I’m immensely proud of what the team at the National Apprenticeship Service have achieved with the help of small(ish) agencies Claremont, Tribe, On Broadcast […]

You can’t take politics out of charity communications

March 27, 2013

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The PRCA’s charity group recently debated the pros and cons of a ‘political’ approach to charity communications. But in the charity world, there can be no such thing as an apolitical campaign. While the stated objectives of charity communications may be seemingly non-political (such as fundraising, reputation-building, public awareness raising or driving action) for each […]