10 Mar 2014
To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March 2014 more than 400 events took place around the UK, with this year’s theme being ‘inspiring change’. Kirsty Weakley takes a look at how some charities decided to mark the day.
Google’s decision to stop censoring search results in China is a backward step, say John Tate.
Perhaps the wider message for us all is that - if you ask for help at the 11th hour, you are already a few hours late!
So we learn that the typical director of fundraising in the top 100 charities by income is a 45-year-old man. But 47 per cent of fundraising directors in the top 100 are women. That doesn't mean, however, there is gender parity in civil society organisations.
Civil society leaders have started the new decade and the run-up to a general election by sending out mixed messages to our political masters.
The DEC fundraising effort has been brilliant, the efforts of a seven-year-old who cycled around his local park has been similarly spectacular, but no one would claim that Haitians have got the kind of response any human being would hope for in such a situation.
Concerns have been voiced across the sector about the planned abolition of cheques in 2018, but little has been said about the alternatives that will be developed and the benefits of offering a suite of payment options to donors, says Scott Gray.
25 Mar 2014