Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government

Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government 2

27 Nov 2015 | Alice Sharman

You can’t plug the gap in funding for charities tackling domestic abuse against women with the tampon tax, says Alice Sharman.


Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government

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Are small charities set to take the biggest fall when it comes to the fundraising review?

Small charities reacted angrily when they heard the guest list for next week's fundraising summit. Hugh Radojev says their anger is justified, up to a point.

How to approach ultra and high net-worth individuals

Securing transformational gifts from major donors remains the Holy Grail for fundraisers. Yet the profile of these people and the way in which they  interact with the sector is changing as Hugh Radojev found out.

Where now for the Fundraising Preference Service?

Charities are right to worry about many aspects of the Fundraising Preference Service, says David Ainsworth. But the sector must also accept that it is a direct result of poor fundraising practice.

 Will changes in fundraising regulation be fair to smaller charities?

Changes to charity fundraising practices may be positive, says James Appleton of Pilotlight, but will the people developing the new regulations give enough attention to their impact on smaller charities?

The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.

» It's time to cut telephone fundraisers some slack

Fundraisers have to change the way they communicate with donors

Communication was the problem. Communication can be the solution. Stephen Cotterill and Celina Ribeiro on why fundraising communications has to change.

Driving income growth through a charity's brand

Hope and Homes for Children intends to increase income from £7m to £30m a year by 2022. Boris Pomroy says its brand will be the primary engine for growth.

 How the Information Commissioner moved the goalposts on charities

Five years ago the ICO published guidance five years on charities and the Telephone Preference Service, but recently it changed its mind. David Ainsworth tracks the progress of data protection rules for fundraisers.

What does the tougher stance on TPS mean for the sector?

Hugh Radojev examines how charities and fundraising agencies have been affected by the Information Commissioner’s Office directives on the Telephone Preference Service.

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