Becky Slack

Becky Slack

Freelance writer, civil society sector

Becky Slack is a freelance writer specialising in civil society and government topics.  Most recently she has been writing regularly for Civil Service World, the magazine for senior civil servants. Her last permanent post was as launch editor of Charity Insight magazine and she also spent two and a half years as editor of Professional Fundraising magazine (now Fundraising). 

In amongst these jobs she spent two years as a senior corporate partnerships fundraiser at the British Red Cross.

Slack previously worked in television and radio production for broadcasters including the BBC and Australia’s Seven Network. 

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Gareth Thomas MP, shadow minister for civil society

A Labour government would set out a “joined-up vision” for the Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital and the Charity Commission, shadow civil society minister Gareth Thomas told a Labour conference fringe event yesterday.



Charlie Elphicke MP

Charities that rely on statutory funding should be listed as separate organisations to those that don’t, and should not be able to lobby against cuts, according to Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke.

Frances Crook, CEO, Howard League for Penal Reform

Charities that run prisons should have their charitable status revoked, according to Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
 

NCH to relaunch as Action for Children

NCH, the children's charity, is to change its name to Action for Children after a strategic review established that its current name was hindering its ability to make an impact with the public.

The Elphicke conclusion may be right i.e. separate campaigning and service delivery. But of course Elphicke himself is foolishly wrong since he does not carry on to say that private sector companies be banned from lobbying.

» Service delivery charities should not campaign against cuts, says Tory MP

Marsh to leave NSPCC to head up Clore Leadership programme

Dame Mary Marsh is to step down as chief executive of the National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children in the autumn to become the founding director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme.

City University to run Giving Research Centre

Professor Jenny Harrow and her team at City University have been selected to run the main hub of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy.

Scope governance shake-up rejected by members

Proposals to make major changes to Scope's governance arrangements have been rejected by its members following a vote at its AGM.

M&S's Rose to chair business in the Community

Stuart Rose, the chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has been appointed as the new chair of Business in the Community (BITC), the charity that works with businesses to improve their impact on society and the environment.

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