Editor, Fundraising magazine, Civil Society
Celina is the editor of Fundraising magazine and daily contributor to CivilSociety.co.uk. 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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Charities should take a "bold" approach to transparency because it builds trust with donors and encourages them to give more, a fundraising director told Civil Society Media's first Fundraising Live conference last week.
The Global Party, a series of high-end fundraising events headed by entrepreneur David Johnstone and philanthropist Lord Stanley Fink, is hoping to double the amount it raises for charity in 2014, its third year.
Failure can often be a critical step on the path to success, but are fundraisers quite ready to embrace it? And should they?
If the reduction in funding is down to OXFAM's retail arm I'd suggest having a long and hard look at the environment of their shops and how pleasant or not it is for customers and donors to engage with them - my experience in the East Midlands is pretty depressing and I now choose to donate goods to local hospice shops as a result.
The Royal British Legion has appointed RKCR/Y&R to develop its brand positioning and a new advertising campaign for the Poppy Appeal in an effort to attract younger donors.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into an Islamic humanitarian aid charity following allegations that some within it have been involved in supporting fighters in Syria.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is set to embark on a rebrand, joining the ranks of other household name charities which have freshened their identities over recent years.