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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Gareth Thomas MP, shadow minister for civil society

A Labour government would set out a “joined-up vision” for the Big Lottery Fund, Big Society Capital and the Charity Commission, shadow civil society minister Gareth Thomas told a Labour conference fringe event yesterday.

Public service commissioners have it tough too

Service delivery charities must realise that government procurement teams are under immense pressure too, says Becky Slack.

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.

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

Charlie Elphicke MP

Charities that rely on statutory funding should be listed as separate organisations to those that don’t, and should not be able to lobby against cuts, according to Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke.

Frances Crook, CEO, Howard League for Penal Reform

Charities that run prisons should have their charitable status revoked, according to Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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.

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