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Film of the week: The Power of Three by the Stroke Association

31 Oct 2014
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Eastenders actress Diane Parish teamed up with the Stroke Association for this video to raise awareness of the impact of strokes among women.

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Film of the week: The Power of Three by the Stroke Association

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Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 

Wear it Pink

Donors are encouraged to celebrate all things pink today and help to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear it Pink day.

The sector’s future funding model needs to be fit for purpose

Cathy Pharoah examines whether the voluntary sector's funding model is fit for purpose. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

Save the Children, Superheroes

Children from around the world were asked to describe an imagined encounter with a "superhero", in a touching new video from Save the Children.

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.

» Face-to-face: the next act

Katie Melua (image credi: Ernest Vikne)

Charities should select celebrity patrons carefully as being associated with a public figure who turns out to have a dark side can damage the charity's reputation, warns Cathy Pharoah.

Putting the supporter in control

The Children's Society is taking a new approach to whole supporter relationship management, which has seen it overhaul the way it manages data and delivers insight. Raj Rajukumar explains.

Film of the week: Farm Animal Week by RSPCA

A montage of people dressing up in chicken costumes and demonstrating the cramped conditions that many chickens live in, has been produced by RSPCA as part of Farm Animal Week.

If transformation is not on your agenda, what is?

Transformation is why I’m in the business of fundraising, writes Angharad McKenzie.

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