Gemma Ware

Gemma Ware

Gemma Ware was a reporter on Professional Fundraising magazine from 2006 until 2008 when she moved to Paris to write for the Africa Report.  She joined PF directly from City University’s journalism course.


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FRSB needs more members to stay afloat, says Scourse

Fundraising Standards Board chief executive Jon Scourse has admitted that the self-regulatory scheme will face financial problems if it doesn't attract more members.

Thompson to chair National Convention

Russell Thompson, director of national events and fundraising at the Royal British Legion, will take over as chair of the Institute of Fundraising's Convention Board in 2009. He will replace Gill Raikes, director of fundraising at the National Trust, who will step down next year after three years in the post.

Donors, not charities, are in charge of stewardship

Charities should be careful when using the term stewardship because it is the donors, not the fundraisers who are the stewards of the cause, according to a stewardship officer at the Church of England.

Non-lottery funding could overtake lottery grants at BIG

The Big Lottery Fund could reach a stage where it is handing out more non-lottery money from government and dormant bank accounts than lottery money, according to its new chief executive.

CAF to ask for monthly charity accounts

Charities Aid Foundation is preparing to ask charities to open up their annual accounts on a month-by-month basis so it can do analysis of seasonal trends in giving.

Help donors choose which charities to support, says Saxton

Charities are not doing enough to help their donors choose between them, according to Joe Saxton, driver of ideas at nfpSynergy.

BIG change afoot

The Big Lottery Fund is piercing a new hole in its belt to prepare for a diversion of £638m from its pot to fund the Olympics. Its new chief executive, Peter Wanless talks futute plans with Gemma Ware.

Prospecting included in draft F2F code

Charities asking for names and addresses on the street will now be required to follow the same rules as face-to-face fundraisers asking people to sign up to direct debits, under a revised draft code of practice from the Institute of Fundraising.

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