Social Charity Spy: how Marie Curie and others got involved with International Happiness Day
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Social Charity Spy: how Marie Curie and others got involved with International Happiness Day

20 Mar 2015

This week we highlight how Marie Curie, Anthony Nolan and others have celebrated International Happiness Day and Muslim Aid encourages donations following excitement over the eclipse.

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Social Charity Spy: how Marie Curie and others got involved with International Happiness Day

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This week we look at how mental health charities, including Mind, have responded to a concerning trend on Twitter following the departure of a member of the band One Direction, as well as campaigns by both Children’s Society and Brain Tumour Research.

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.

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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Theresa Lloyd

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

Social Charity Spy: MSF, ActionAid and Plan UK on International Women's Day

Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day so lots of charities have been focusing on the aspects of their work that involve women including Medecins Sans Frontieres, Plan UK and Action Aid UK.

Eric Pickles

Eric Pickles said last week that he was placing more limitations on how charities spend grant money, but his department gives out almost no money in grants. David Ainsworth says that government needs to think again about grant funding.

Social Charity Spy: Macmillan and Breakthrough on #TheDress

This week we highlight the Fairtrade Foundation's slick Fairtrade Fortnight campaign, while Macmillan Cancer Support and Breakthrough Breast Cancer get involved with #TheDress debate. 

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