Becky Slack

Becky Slack

Freelance writer, civil society sector

Becky Slack is a freelance writer specialising in civil society and government topics.  Most recently she has been writing regularly for Civil Service World, the magazine for senior civil servants. Her last permanent post was as launch editor of Charity Insight magazine and she also spent two and a half years as editor of Professional Fundraising magazine (now Fundraising). 

In amongst these jobs she spent two years as a senior corporate partnerships fundraiser at the British Red Cross.

Slack previously worked in television and radio production for broadcasters including the BBC and Australia’s Seven Network. 

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Leaders of the pack

The life of a director of fundraising can be challenging as well as rewarding. In the attempt to monitor developments within the role, ranging from salary and gender trends to role responsibilities, along with the professional development opportunities, PF ran a survey.

Happy birthday Institute

The Institute is 25. While it may have matured, there's still more growing up to be done, says Becky Slack.

Rain or shine?

Forecasting future fundraised income has never been an exact science but there are certain things fundraisers can do to make the job easier, finds Becky Slack.

'tis the season to spend online

More people than ever are choosing to buy goods online, particularly over Christmas. Alongside this is an increase in the number of people willing to donate while shopping. Becky Slack offers a selection of the ethical options open to consumers this Christmas.

The Elphicke conclusion may be right i.e. separate campaigning and service delivery. But of course Elphicke himself is foolishly wrong since he does not carry on to say that private sector companies be banned from lobbying.

» Service delivery charities should not campaign against cuts, says Tory MP

Fundraising by appointment

A new form of fundraising that combines the telephone with face-to-face is taking India by storm. But is this a technique that will translate in the UK? Becky Slack investigates.

Food for thought

If we really want to see an end to poverty, investment needs to be made in growing fundraising capacity in the developing world, argues Becky Slack.

Boom time ahead legacy fundraising?

They gave us the hippy movement, disco, equal rights and the campaign for nuclear disarmament. Will they also leave charities a legacy? Becky Slack looks at the potential baby boomers hold for fundraisers.

Know your baby boomer

Understanding the psyche of the baby boomer will greatly benefit fundraisers

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