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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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Nine fabulous festive campaigns  from charities

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the ninth day Leon Ward picks his nine favourite festive campaigns this year.

Film of the week: Beer goggles at the Christmas party? by CRUK

As office Christmas party season is in full swing Cancer Research UK has released its Dryathlon campaign film.

Mark Astarita

Fundraising Magazine’s annual Most Influential poll is one of the highlights of the year and on the third day of our festive countdown we’ve hidden 15 of this year’s power list in a word search.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry’s famous bravado is not all it seems, according to a film clip released by the royal on Wednesday. In today's film of the week, Harry shares his secret as part of the charity Sentebale's #FeelNoShame campaign for World Aids Day.

Few charities start claiming gift aid as soon as they are founded. To get 3 unblemished years, a charity has to have been going for at least 4 years, so why not make it easier all round and say that GASDS is available only to charities that have been running for 5 years and have not been convicted/penalised for fraud ?

» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

Is Band Aid good for the charity sector?

Kirsty Weakley wonders if it is time for Band Aid to hang up their microphones or if there is still a place in the fundraising landscape for a 30-year-old charity song?

Film of the week: Imagine the world's largest sing-along by Unicef

Unicef is calling on people to record their own version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to be used in multi-lingual version of the song, and Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman and Priyanka Chopra are among those that have appeared in a video to inspire people to take part.

Direct mail isn’t dying - but it is changing

Direct mail continues to raise more than other fundraising methods, but that doesn't mean there aren't some challenges ahead, says Tobin Aldrich.

Tips for managing Big Lottery Fund bids

The Big Lottery Fund awards millions of pounds to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment through its grant programmes. Managing bids can be challenging, but the Children's Society has been fine-tuning its processes for 18 years, says Eudora Pratt.


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