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Hitting the target but missing the point?

3 Sep 2015
Tags: Grants

Sally Cupitt explains why the evaluation of grant funding by charities needs to be more flexible and innovative. 

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#GE2015 – Charities’ election campaigns

Whatever the result following Thursday’s General Election, some charities have ensured that they have continued to campaign for the matters that most impact their beneficiaries and make their voices heard. We have put together some highlights of these campaigns.

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.

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.

Five lessons for fundraisers from NSPCC and Oxfam

Paul Farthing, director of fundraising at NSPCC, and Tim Hunter, director of fundraising at Oxfam, explained their five lessons for fundraisers to delegates at Fundraising Live last week. Alice Sharman takes a look at what these were.

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?

Stephen Cotterill

Is the sector too risk-averse for brave new ideas? It has been 20 years since the last game-changer in fundraising. But there are positive signs and the next big thing might be just around the corner, says Stephen Cotterill.

Social charity spy: Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign

In our first round-up of charities making the most of social media to help their campaigns go viral we highlight Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign, a hashtag from Forget Me Not Children’s Hospital and a film from Save the Children.

Lucy Caldicott, director of fundraising at Clic Sargent

Charities must reacquaint themselves with the big ambitious goals they were set up to achieve, says Lucy Caldicott, because just doing a little bit more of the same doesn’t cut it.

Top of the charity pops 2014

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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A charity world as colourful as Camila Batmanghelidjh's party dress

3 Sep 2015

Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

Systems integration may be boring but it is important

3 Sep 2015

Systems integration isn’t the most exciting IT subject, says John Tate, but it will cause untold problems...

Lessons from Kids Company for other charities

1 Sep 2015

Andrew Hind says the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month is a wake-up call for the whole sector.

Reclaiming our shared history of charitable campaigning

2 Sep 2015

Andrew Purkis demonstrates how a rich history of charitable campaigning has shaped society.

Halo Trust's governance review was 'worth every penny'

2 Sep 2015

The Halo Trust's chief executive, James Cowan, explains why the charity made payments to trustees and...

Society Diary: Ed Sheeran to work in a charity shop, talking animals, and the rambling Bubb

28 Aug 2015

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity...