29 Oct 2013
Freelance writer, civil society sector
Becky Slack is a freelance writer specialising in civil society and government topics. Most recently she has been writing regularly for Civil Service World, the magazine for senior civil servants. Her last permanent post was as launch editor of Charity Insight magazine and she also spent two and a half years as editor of Professional Fundraising magazine (now Fundraising).
In amongst these jobs she spent two years as a senior corporate partnerships fundraiser at the British Red Cross.
Slack previously worked in television and radio production for broadcasters including the BBC and Australia’s Seven Network.
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Service delivery charities must realise that government procurement teams are under immense pressure too, says Becky Slack.
A website or guide that rates charities could be a useful addition to the sector, ministers said yesterday.
Charities that rely on statutory funding should be listed as separate organisations to those that don’t, and should not be able to lobby against cuts, according to Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke.
The Elphicke conclusion may be right i.e. separate campaigning and service delivery. But of course Elphicke himself is foolishly wrong since he does not carry on to say that private sector companies be banned from lobbying.
Charities that run prisons should have their charitable status revoked, according to Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
A new fundraising initiative designed to support fundraisers in the developing world has been announced today by the Resource Alliance.
The Christian Institute has dropped its legal proceedings against Google, based on its refusal to display pro-life adverts alongside searches, after the internet giant agreed to settle out of court.
The team behind a direct mail pack that not only asked for a donation but requested supporters take a campaigning action has been selected as this year's winner of the Tom Crocker Award for Creativity, organised by Scope.