10 Mar 2014
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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O2 has become the first mobile operator to drop fees on text charity donations worth up to £10. The mobile operator today announced that it has dropped fees charged on donations made to charities via text message from O2 customers, giving charities an estimated extra 10p in the pound per donation.
All major banks will offer charity giving accounts “in the not too distant future”, according to Coutts & Co’s philanthropy chief. The prediction was made by Mark Evans, head of philanthropy at the private bank, today as the company launched its own charitable giving account.
The charity Christmas card market is even less generous than the recent Which? report suggests, according to the Charities Advisory Trust. The Trust has labelled the recent Which? report on the state of the charity Christmas card as “incomplete”. Which? reported that the lowest percentage donation to charity from any Christmas card came from Next and House of Fraser, which each gave 6 per cent of the value of cards to a nominated charity.
A charity affiliated with a political party often threatened with being registered as a terrorist group has received more than £100,000 in government funding.
The emergence of the fundraising CEO is not new but is here to stay. It’s vital for the continued growth of the sector.
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.