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Social Charity Spy: Marie Curie supporting Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Marathon de Sables

10 Apr 2015

This week we highlight how Marie Curie is using social media to keep supporters up to date with Sir Ranulph Fiennes' fundraising challenge and how Scope is using video to recruit shop volunteers.

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Social Charity Spy: Marie Curie supporting Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Marathon de Sables

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Securing transformational gifts from major donors is a main focus for many fundraisers. Would-be philanthropists are out there, but charities need to know where to look and how to approach them, says Hugh Radojev.

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Budget 2015

Next month we vote for who will lead our country for the next term in office, so it was with baited breath and collection tins poised that we awaited Mr Osborne’s Budget. Was it worth it asks Stephen Cotterill?

Unfortunately the British public as a whole doesn't give two hoots about charities raising money effectively, they just don't want to have their preconceptions challenged.

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How to choose the right language when speaking to supporters

Charities must be extremely careful to use the correct language when speaking with supporters, says James Appleton, project manager at Pilotlight.

Social Charity Spy: Red Nose Day 'Make your face funny for money'

This week we highlight the social activity backing up Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, Cancer Research UK's Mother's Day campaign and how a partnership between four children's charities is making the case for early intervention with an animated video.

Stephen Cotterill

Last month the Advertising Standards Authority published figures regarding 2014’s TV ad complaints, Stephen Cotterill asks whether the ASA is truly reflective of public opinion.

Theresa Lloyd

Too many rich people don’t give. Why not? Because too many charities are getting the ‘ask’ all wrong, says Theresa Lloyd.

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