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Society diary: Batman the philanthropist and Katie Hopkins the accidental fundraiser

24 Apr 2015

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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Society Diary: NCVO takes on Brand, charity collection racism row, and something nothing like Futurebuilders

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Andrew Hind

The regulator has come under fire within the sector for being heavy-handed over its treatment of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, but Andrew Hind says much of the criticism is unfounded.

Society Diary: Pets at work, charities and Clarkson, and who really invented #GivingTuesday

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

A guide to lobbying: launching a public campaign

In the last of three blogs on lobbying, Dominic Nutt asks how and why you should launch a public campaign to challenge government.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Lynda Thomas, chief executive, Macmillan Cancer Support

Lynda Thomas, who was announced yesterday as chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, talks about the women in the charity sector she finds inspirational.

Society Diary: Oxfam launches pee-power toilet, Pickles jars sector and more from #TheDress

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Your gut doesn't know much - use data instead

At an event earlier this week on charities and data, Debra Allcock Tyler described data as often pointless, dangerous and counterproductive. Sue Holloway of Pro Bono Economics puts the case against her comments.

A guide to lobbying: Ten tips for legislative lobbying in the new Parliament

In the second of three blogs on lobbying, specialist Parliamentary lawyer Daniel Greenberg advises on ten tools a charity can use to lobby Parliament to change the law.

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