14 May 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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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.
Charities are using their online presence and corporate partnerships to boost their Christmas fundraising income. This week's update looks at campaigns involving Merlin, Cancer Research UK, Help the Hospices and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.
Missing People has secured a corporate partnership with social network Friends Reunited, opening the charity up to an audience of over 20 million.
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.
The long history of the cheque could soon be coming to an end, but that does not mean that cheque donors will suddenly turn their backs on their charities.
Nearly £10m in grants has been awarded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission as part of a funding programme that was 50-times over-subscribed.
More than £1.75m has been donated to the BBC Children in Need appeal via mobile phones, the first time the charity has ever used text-message donations.
The British Heart Foundation’s calendar designed specifically for use on the desks of funeral directors has been awarded the title of Professional Fundraising's Charity Calendar of the Year.