Social Charity Spy: Macmillan and Breakthrough on #TheDress
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Social Charity Spy: Macmillan and Breakthrough on #TheDress

27 Feb 2015

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

Nine fabulous festive campaigns  from charities

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the ninth day Leon Ward picks his nine favourite festive campaigns this year.

Film of the week: Beer goggles at the Christmas party? by CRUK

As office Christmas party season is in full swing Cancer Research UK has released its Dryathlon campaign film.

Is Band Aid good for the charity sector?

Kirsty Weakley wonders if it is time for Band Aid to hang up their microphones or if there is still a place in the fundraising landscape for a 30-year-old charity song?

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