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 may receive part of a £750,000 government fund to assist their campaigning, despite criticism that the practice is a waste of time and money.
Marie Curie Cancer Care has received a record-breaking £6.1m from a lucrative charity of the year partnership - more than double the amount they had hoped for.
A father and son who claimed to be raising money for sick children in order to con donors out of cash have been banned from running companies for 18 years. Bruno Schulz and his son Paul's actions were described as "inherently objectionable" by the Insolvency Service after an investigation into their Scottish companies The Goodwill Children's Cancer Company and Rosebuds. In a newsletter from the companies the pair claimed to have raised £1m for sick chilren, but in fact they raised only £250,000. Out of that total they paid themselves £190,000 as salary.
It's very sad that these competing charities have resorted to complaining about each other. It's also interesting that the ASA have pursued an investigation on a complaint made by a competitor. I suspect we shall see more of this.
The Departure for Culture Media and Sport has hit back at Conservative Party accusations that the National Lottery Commission is “bloated” and has halved funding to good causes, claiming the assertions are “simply untrue”.
At a certain point towards the end of last year and early this year, we here at PF – and I daresay journalists around the world – were deluged with recession research. The words ‘overwhelmed’, ‘bombarded’, ‘exhausted’ might have adequately described the feelings that accompanied the receipt of yet another “Recession will…” email, popping up ever so discreetly in the bottom right-hand corner of my computer screen.
Charities could save money by outsourcing more, but are being held back by a “huge gap in information” and an aversion to risk, according to new research.
Six heritage organisations have shared £21m in the latest round of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awards.