Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government

Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government 2

27 Nov 2015 | Alice Sharman

You can’t plug the gap in funding for charities tackling domestic abuse against women with the tampon tax, says Alice Sharman.


Using the ‘tampon tax’ to fund women’s charities is a patronising move from government

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Driving income growth through a charity's brand

Hope and Homes for Children intends to increase income from £7m to £30m a year by 2022. Boris Pomroy says its brand will be the primary engine for growth.

'Frugging' undermines genuine research and harms the sector

Is frugging the new chugging? Jane Frost rails against the practice of fundraising under the guise of research.

Do awareness weeks work?

While awareness weeks in the voluntary sector might seem somewhat 'old fashioned', a flexible PR approach can still ensure their effectiveness, explains Macmillan's head of media Emma Guise of Macmillan.

Six steps to successful charity partnerships

This Responsible Business Week, Simon Phillips, director of fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support, shares his views on why charity partnerships need to focus on much more than just cash in order to deliver real benefits for both parties.

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?

Film of the week: The most important 'sexy' model video ever by Save the Children USA

Save the Children USA's video released this month featuring New York City models showing that poverty cannot be made sexy has attracted over 3 million views.

Film of the week: The Baby behind the Baby film by BHF

The British Heart Foundation’s latest television advert, which uses footage from an ultrasound of a baby who may inherit a faulty gene that can cause heart problems, premiered on TV. The charity has also produced a second film explaining more about the family involved.

Film of the week: Real Birth TV ad... What Happened Next? By Save the Children

Save the Children UK has followed up its controversial First Day advert by visiting  the mother and baby who featured one year on.

Why 'I wish I had breast cancer' was necessary

Last month Pancreatic Cancer Action caused a stir with a campaign which featured patients wishing they had other types of cancer. Chief executive Ali Stunt explains why the campaign was necessary.

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A raid on the Big Lottery Fund money would be hated by every single MP, says Dan Corry, chief executive...

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5 Nov 2015

Ivan Wainewright says that a successful database implementation is about much more than choosing a great...

Electronic filing of accounts is a step towards further transparency

2 Nov 2015

As he takes the helm at Charity Finance, Gareth Jones looks at the opportunities and challenges of being...

The problems with the debate on equal pay in the charity sector

25 Nov 2015

We’re using the wrong numbers to measure pay inequality in the charity sector, and drawing the wrong...

The Kids Company affair shows evidence still doesn’t drive funding decisions – but it should

24 Nov 2015

We still have a long way to go in ensuring that good quality evidence is used to guide decision-making...

How to hold a board meeting that doesn’t waste your trustees’ time

18 Nov 2015

If you want to run a successful board meeting, start with a successful agenda, says Denise Fellows of...