12 Feb 2015
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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More than £3m has been donated to charity in just over two hours in the first day of the Big Give’s match fund challenge.
Seventy per cent of business leaders support the idea of a universal payroll giving scheme, but the Charities Aid Foundation is holding off from lobbying for the creation of such a scheme.
A WaterAid insert threatening to keep asking until every UK household gives £2 a month has beaten the charity’s 15-year long control campaign by 61 per cent on response rates.
If the reduction in funding is down to OXFAM's retail arm I'd suggest having a long and hard look at the environment of their shops and how pleasant or not it is for customers and donors to engage with them - my experience in the East Midlands is pretty depressing and I now choose to donate goods to local hospice shops as a result.
A WaterAid insert threatening to keep asking until every UK household gives £2 a month has exceeded the previous 15-year long campaign by 50 per cent.
A long-awaited national giving campaign is encouraging donors to research charities before donating even small amounts.
Conservation charity the Aspinall Foundation has set up its own face-to-face fundraising company, with a key player from Face2Face Fundraising at its helm.
The advertising regulator has rejected a complaint against a company asking for clothes donations to help the needy, in an adjudication that has been opposed by the Fundraising Standards Board.