Commissioning editor, Fundraising magazine, Civil Society Media
Celina is the commissioning editor of Fundraising Magazine and contributor to Civil Society News. She has been at the publication since June 2008.
Previously Celina worked as a freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines in Australia and the UK, working for publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the New Statesman. Celina was also a Ken and Yasuko Myer Fellow in 2004, which saw her intern at Manilla-based newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
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The resilience of youth means the future of fundraising is bright, say Celina Ribeiro and Stephen Cotterill.
Fundraisers and trustees have taken blame for the controversies of recent times. Maybe it’s time the two became one.
Communication was the problem. Communication can be the solution. Stephen Cotterill and Celina Ribeiro on why fundraising communications has to change.
When the National Lottery first started there was considerable debate on whether it should be used to support the health services, it looks to me as if the public are now voting with their feet and their money.
The International Fundraising Congress is hearing a lot about inspirational fundraising, but Celina Ribeiro says fundraisers' job is to get out of the way of inspiration.
Charities that operate best practice need to defend their fundraising methods more stridently to turn the tide of public opinion back in their favour, say Stephen Cotterill and Celina Ribeiro.
The fundraising sector has responded to the controversy over Olive Cooke by tightening its standards, says Celina Ribeiro. But it would be more useful to talk about how to enforce existing rules and stop bad practice.
The top fundraising executives at Cancer Research UK and Save the Children have predicted that changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice will cost their charities money in the short term, but said the amendments are still necessary.