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Top of the charity pops 2014

17 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the tenth day Kirsty Weakley takes a look at some of the charity singles competing for the number one spot this year.

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Unemployed volunteers could boost your charity

Charities should recruit more unemployed volunteers, but need to tackle benefits myth, advises charity PR guru Ingrid Marson.

Will the withdrawal of child benefit to higher rate taxpayers in 2013 hit committed giving now?

Cuts to child benefit payments to the rich could provide a challenge to charities trying to fundraise from this demographic, but it's not the end of the world, says David Burrows.

Is social networking a charity's friend or foe?

Countless articles are written on the positives of social networking for charities, but what happens when Facebookers or tweeters turn against an organisation, ponders Vibeka Mair.

Martin Brookes

Is there a moral hierarchy in giving or is all giving equal, asks Martin Brookes.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Beth Yorath

In the second blog from our Frontline series, Vodafone World of Difference winner Beth Yorath leaves the comfort of Western luxury to return to Romania where eight years ago she met a little girl, named Andrea.

Sketch: Ennui, insult and expectoration at the Institute's tribute party for Lindsay

After ten years in post as chief executive at the Institute of Fundraising, Lindsay Boswell is off to pastures new.  Tania Mason went to his leaving reception.

Website design acts as the online face of your charity

David Burrows explores the possibility that donors may still judge a book by its cover, or a charity by its website.

Give it forward: Donating to universities

UK universities are bucking the trend on charitable donations receiving more philanthropic donations than last year, but how are they doing it and how long will the generosity last? Joanna Motion spares a few thoughts.

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