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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The Financial Times has announced Room to Read as its Christmas appeal charity partner, as newspapers kick off their holiday fundraising drives.
The RNID decided to merge its fundraising and advocacy departments only after its fundraising director announced he was leaving, frustrated by the slow progress of integration.
The emergence of the fundraising CEO is not new but is here to stay. It’s vital for the continued growth of the sector.
The future management of outdoor challenge events is to be debated as the Institute of Fundraising asks for charities to respond to changes to its code of practice.
The Big Lottery Fund has short-listed 28 projects for six grants to kick start village-revitalising social enterprises. Proposed social enterprise projects in villages across the country have made the shortlist of BIG’s £3m Village SOS funding programme which aims to re-energise small towns via social business.
It sounds like a warm, fuzzy, cardigan-ed idea that could only be borne out of a cosy Oxbridge office, walled in by leather-bound books and the all-pervasive odour of hope. But the Oxford boffin who has pledged to give away £1m over his career, and has created a society to get people to do the same, is no generous dope. His pipe dream is much more substance than smoke, and only the best charities will see a penny.
A £750,000 fund designed to help small charities campaign has been scrapped today by the minister of the third sector, the money reallocated to the government’s emergency recession fund. The minister Angela Smith today announced that the money will now go to fund an additional 15 organisations through the Hardship Fund.
25 Mar 2014