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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A website or guide that rates charities could be a useful addition to the sector, ministers said yesterday.
Charities that run prisons should have their charitable status revoked, according to Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
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.
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.
Camelot looks set to retain the National Lottery licence after being announced as the National Lottery Commission's preferred bidder. Subject to terms and conditions being finalised, it will be granted the licence in late August.
Macmillan Cancer Support has written a new strategy that aims to turn it into a "supporter-centric"organisation while at the same time increasing revenue by at least 11 per cent.
Charities that fundraise door-to-door and abide by the Public Collections Regime in the new Charities Act, could still fall foul of No Cold Calling Zones, according to a top charity lawyer.
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.