Social charity spy: Cancer Research and #wewillunite
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Social charity spy: Cancer Research and #wewillunite

23 Jan 2015

In this week’s look at charities that are making a noise on social media and helping their campaigns go viral we look at Cancer Research's #wewillunite campaign.

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Social charity spy: Cancer Research and #wewillunite

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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.

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.

Few charities start claiming gift aid as soon as they are founded. To get 3 unblemished years, a charity has to have been going for at least 4 years, so why not make it easier all round and say that GASDS is available only to charities that have been running for 5 years and have not been convicted/penalised for fraud ?

» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

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?

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.

More transparency is needed about how fundraising companies work with charities

Things got heated this summer as fundraisers rallied to defend telephone fundraising, but when things cool down will there be a joint effort to explain the technique to supporters? Jenna Pudelek ponders.

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