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

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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.

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.

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?

If transformation is not on your agenda, what is?

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

Film of the week: Sophisti-cat or dog's dinner, by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

In a bid to encourage people to host a tea party and raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the charity has produced an entertaining video highlighting the different attitudes that cats and dogs have to food.

The problems with ROI and the need for new rules

Are you having tough conversations with colleagues in finance to secure investment in fundraising? Or has finance already won and you’re putting short-term targets over long-term strategy? By Jenna Pudelek.  

Film of the week: Imagine 31 days without a hangover, by Macmillan's Go Sober for October

Macmillan’s Go Sober for October campaign launches next week encouraging participants to give up alcohol for a month; in this film the charity highlights some of the advantages of not drinking alcohol.

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