Danielle Atkinson: 'It was about balancing the emotion of how you felt with the job you knew needed to be done'
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Danielle Atkinson: 'It was about balancing the emotion of how you felt with the job you knew needed to be done'

8 Jul 2014

After managing the transfer of Merlin’s fundraising department to Save the Children, Danielle Atkinson is back on the frontline as head of public fundraising at Breast Cancer Campaign. She talks mergers and embracing the pink fog.

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Danielle Atkinson: 'It was about balancing the emotion of how you felt with the job you knew needed to be done'

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Michael Norton, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards 2014

The Charity Awards judges selected Michael Norton to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Tania Mason met the man whose fingerprints are all over civil society.


Trevor Reid: 'Fundraising is a great solution to the challenges people with learning disabilities face right now'

The Brandon Trust, which supports people with learning disabilities, is aiming to grow its voluntary income to £1m this year, from £180,389 in 2013. Trevor Reid, the charity’s first director of fundraising and marketing, talks about the challenges of building a fundraising department.

Meet the funders: Coutts Foundation

Coutts Foundation is a proactive funder that wants to bring more than just money to the charities it supports, says Maya Prabhu, managing director of Coutts Institute.

Meet the funders: Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation has been focusing its funding on causes and areas most affected by the recession, explains its director Philippa Charles.

Meet the funders: Deloitte UK

Professional services firm Deloitte looks for charity partners it can help by using its skills and capacity. Head of corporate responsibility Claire Bench explains. 

Meet the funders: The Quartet Foundation

The Quartet Community Foundation has seen a change in the demographic of its donors. CEO Caroline Duckworth explains how it is affecting grantmaking.

Charles Russell secretary Cheryl Burne skydiving for the Royal Marsden

Law firm Charles Russell expects all its members to have an interest in supporting their communities, partner Christopher Page explains.

Marianne Steele: 'There is an assumption that we’re a couple of hundred spoilt donkeys on a Devon hillside'

Marianne Steele joined the Donkey Sanctuary as its first director of fundraising and communications nearly four years ago. As the charity launches a new strategy to grow its income from £30m to £40m by 2018, she talks about creating new relationships and changing perceptions.

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David Ainsworth looks back over Nick Hurd's unprecedented tenure as minister for civil society.

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Benchmarking charity executive pay disclosure

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Rosie Chapman compares the recommendations of NCVO’s senior executive pay inquiry with practice in other...

Teenage Cancer Trust on the changing face of governance

20 Aug 2014

David Hoare, chair of The Teenage Cancer Trust, describes his big governance issue.

From EveryChild to Family for Every Child

19 Aug 2014

Jo Williams and Anna Feuchtwang explain how EveryChild came to set up an international membership organisation.

When truth doesn't matter

19 Aug 2014

A chief executive and a chair advise the trustees of a membership body who facing a backlash over disciplinary...

IT new business wins: Banking on a cloud

1 Jul 2014

Kirsty Weakley looks at Homeless International's new cloud-based banking software, as well as the rest...

Learning at NSPCC

2 Jun 2014

Kirsty Weakley looks at NSPCC's new talent managment applications, as well as the rest of the month's...

IT new business wins: Engaged volunteers

1 May 2014

Kirsty Weakley looks at the National Trust's new CRM system, as well as the rest of this month's IT new...