Gemma Ware

Gemma Ware

Gemma Ware was a reporter on Professional Fundraising magazine from 2006 until 2008 when she moved to Paris to write for the Africa Report.  She joined PF directly from City University’s journalism course.

 

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BIG change afoot

The Big Lottery Fund is piercing a new hole in its belt to prepare for a diversion of £638m from its pot to fund the Olympics. Its new chief executive, Peter Wanless talks futute plans with Gemma Ware.

Muddling through

Parliament laid down changes to the law on professional fundraising statements in November 2006. Now the new rules have been in place for just over a month, Gemma Ware discovers parts of the sector are still struggling to cope.

Phil Hope - minister for the third sector

Phil Hope has ended his first year as minister for the third sector in style, securing £300m in gift aid relief for charities. Gemma Ware finds out where charitable giving sits on his agenda.

The Charities Act: what it means for fundraisers

The Charities Act finally received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006, ushering in major changes to the regulation of the sector. Gemma Ware reports.

Did the avatars flock for coffee with Macmillan in Second Life?

Macmillan Cancer Support ventured into Second Life for its World Biggest Coffee Morning in September 2007. Gemma Ware discovered that avatars are not overly-generous with their Linden dollars.

Meet the middle generation

It's easier to stick to what you know. And fundraisers know how to target the over 60s. But as Gemma Ware discovers, the UK's 25 to 40 year-olds have money to play with and if they are asked in the right way, are willing to give.

Weathering the storm

All the signs point to a stormy year ahead for the UK economy and charities are unlikely to escape unscathed if the going gets tough for their donors. Gemma Ware finds out what income streams could be hit if the UK does slide into a recession and how fundraisers can prepare for the worst.

Keeping the faith?

Be it the tithe, zakat or tzedakah, charitable giving is a duty in many religions. Prompting the less devout to give is another matter. Gemma Ware explores how religious charities are using the language of faith when fundraising.

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