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Ministerial musings: Rob Wilson on the year ahead

14 Jan 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

In a wide-ranging interview yesterday Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, tells Kirsty Weakley what his expectations are for 2016.


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Helen McEachern

ActionAid UK has seen huge increases in cash income over the last couple of years and major donor giving has increased by 60 per cent. More effective emergency appeals and value over volume have been key drivers, explains director of fundraising Helen McEachern.

Robin Osterley

Robin Osterley, the new head of the Charity Retail Association, tells David Ainsworth the shops sector is still growing.

Richard Hawkes: 'It’s absolutely right that we pay fundraisers, but we have to get the practice right'

Richard Hawkes caused quite a stir when he left Scope in May after five and a half years. A few months later and he is back in the saddle in a newly-created role of chief executive at the British Asian Trust.

Alana Tubasei, Sense: 'What we are looking for is a major step-change'

Despite having a global income of £82m, Sense UK and Sense International is continuing to set aspirational targets, says Alana Tubasei.

Meet the Funder: Youth Music Foundation

Established by New Labour in 1999, Youth Music aims to make music education available to young people across England, explains programme director Carol Reid.

Camila Batmanghelidjh: I never wanted to run Kids Company

After a year of controversy, Kids Company announced that its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, would step down from the role of chief executive. She tells David Ainsworth that her charity has been unfairly criticised.

Rob Wilson: 'We can’t afford to have the goodwill of the public haemorrhaging away'

The minister for civil society tells David Ainsworth the government will legislate to regulate fundraising if the charity sector fails to act strongly enough to reform 'industrial scale' cold calling practices.

Jen Dougan, director of fundraising, Breast Cancer Now: 'Fundraisers should respond to scrutiny with strength and grace'

Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer recently united under a single brand: Breast Cancer Now. Jen Dougan, director of fundraising talks about the triumphs and the challenges of merging two entities for the good of the cause.

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