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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EasyJet has raised nearly half of it’s year long £1m fundraising target for charity partners Alzheimer’s Society just three months into the partnership.
The Fred Hollows Foundation has taken out an international award for the best charity direct response television commercial in a landslide popular vote. The Australian eyesight charity won the Gold Star Award for Non-profit Video Advertising in at the International Fundraising Congress in Netherlands last night, with more than double the amount of votes than the runner up commercial.
Hans Wolters has been named as the new chief executive for the Resource Alliance. The incoming chief takes over from Lyndall Stein who has held the post of interim chief executive for eight months following the resignation of Simon Collings earlier this year.
Cancer Research UK is letting supporters choose which cancer type they want to raise money for in a new mass participation event. Shine, a night-time walking marathon to be held in Manchester next April, is expected to attract 5,000 participants all of whom will be able to select one of 12 cancer research areas they wish to support with their fundraising.
You won't attract many male volunteers as long as you have that "W" at the beginning of your name. Change your name, drop the word women and use the promotion of your new name and image to attract men to your organisation.
Investment bank Goldman Sachs could become one of the world’s biggest donors to charity, as it considers ways of deflecting expected criticism of predicted large staff bonus payments. Goldman Sachs is said to be considering making a donation in the region of $1bn when it pays out bonuses this year. Pay and bonuses for the banking giant’s staff is expected to be worth around $22bn – a record for the company.
An animal rights group's billboard advertisement featuring the killer of ‘Baby P’ has sparked controversy, but no official complaints. Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has erected a billboard ad in Haringey, the London borough where 17-month-old ‘Baby P’ was murdered by his mother and two men, featuring the face of Steven Barker, one of his murderers. The ad is now due to be rolled out nationwide.
Corporate support of arts organisations has plummeted, according to a new report. Nearly 70 per cent of arts organisations based in London reported a drop in income from business over the past six months, according to the latest survey by Arts & Business. Two-fifths of businesses surveyed by the organisation also reported plans to cut their investment in the arts even further.
A direct mail campaign to commemorate the death of Britain’s last surviving World War 1 veteran has recorded exceptional results for a veterans’ charity. Following the death of World War 1 veteran Henry Allingham, St Dunstan’s, a charity founded during the war and which has provided care and rehabilitation for veterans since, embarked on a direct mail campaign to existing supporters.