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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Following yesterday’s exposé of the salaries at the 14 aid charities which make up the Disasters Emergency Committee, Celina Ribeiro investigates the charities' accounts and finds a more nuanced story.
The fundraisers have spoken. The annual poll of the fundraising world’s 50 Most Influential people is revealed.
Not a single charity made the top-ten list for most complained-about ads last year, but two of the top ten most complained-about of all time were by charities.
The emergence of the fundraising CEO is not new but is here to stay. It’s vital for the continued growth of the sector.
Fewer people are giving to charity and those that do are giving less, resulting in a £2.3bn real terms fall in total donations in the last year, according to the latest barometer of individual philanthropy in the UK.
Mark Astarita, chair of the Institute of Fundraising, last night issued an incendiary challenge to charity sector leaders to get behind fundraising rather than "watching the lions take chunks out of us".
Charities should concentrate on using Facebook to build relationships with supporters rather than treat it as an outright giving mechanism, according to a top Facebook executive.