29 Oct 2013
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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Nearly £15m has been distributed to children's charities in the first round of this year's BBC Children in Needs grants programme.
A fundraiser for International Development Enterprises UK (IDE-UK) beat off competition from 34,000 other applicants to land what has been touted as the ‘world’s best job’ – to work as caretaker for a Great Barrier Reef tropical island in Australia.
The Royal British Legion has been forced to cancel a fundraising bike ride after just a fifth of the targeted number of cyclists signed up.
You won't attract many male volunteers as long as you have that "W" at the beginning of your name. Change your name, drop the word women and use the promotion of your new name and image to attract men to your organisation.
Women's Aid's controversial domestic violence advert starring Keira Knightley is to be censored by Ofcom before it is allowed to be broadcast on television, because it is too violent.
American super-retailer Target has taken to Facebook to help it allocate $3m to charity by the end of this month. It’s launched a two-week campaign to have Facebook users vote for ten different charities they want the corporation to support. The charities get a split of the $3m according to what percentage of people vote for them. Alongside that it’s trying to get voters to partner with local organisations as volunteers.
Neither of the two charities formerly headed up by Louise Richards, the Institute of Fundraising's new director of policy and campaigns, were members of the Institute under her leadership.
Like Twitter, charity: water was pretty much unknown to me six months ago. But like Twitter, charity: water, while somewhat baffling, is ignored at charities' peril. charity: water (yes – that is a purposeful and pretentious lack of capital letters despite the fact that it is clearly a proper noun) is only three years old but in its short life has come to set the standard for fundraising from social networks.