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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Ed Vaizey MP

Unless charities change their attitude to donors, giving will not increase, Ed Vaizey MP said yesterday.


Intelligent Giving

A website or guide that rates charities could be a useful addition to the sector, ministers said yesterday.

Training fund enables fundraisers to help global peers

A new fundraising initiative designed to support fundraisers in the developing world has been announced today by the Resource Alliance.

Google abortion ad case settled

The Christian Institute has dropped its legal proceedings against Google, based on its refusal to display pro-life adverts alongside searches, after the internet giant agreed to settle out of court.

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

Success from failure celebrated by Scope

The team behind a direct mail pack that not only asked for a donation but requested supporters take a campaigning action has been selected as this year's winner of the Tom Crocker Award for Creativity, organised by Scope.

Tories call for automatic gift aid system as charities miss out on £100m

Tories call for automatic gift aid system as charities miss out on £100m The charity sector has missed out on more than £100m since the changes to the gift aid system were introduced in 2000, according to Greg Clark, shadow minister for the cabinet office.

Everyclick changes '50 per cent to charity' rule

Everyclick has altered its Memorandum of Association so that it is no longer required to give 50 per cent of all its revenue to charity.

Institute campaign promotes volunteer fundraising role

The Institute of Fundraising has launched a campaign to promote the critical role that volunteer fundraisers play within the sector, complaining that existing volunteering initiatives ignore their importance.

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